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Reducing NSAID's Ulcers

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Some NSAID preparations contain misoprostol(Cytotec), which may also be given as a separate preparation in cases of NSAID-induced gastric ulceration.

It is a synthetic prostaglandin analogue which protective properties for the gastric mucosa (stomach lining) and also reduces stomach acid production.

Omeprazole (Losec) is a proton pump inhibitor which inhibits acid production and promotes healing of ulcers.

Other similar drugs include Lansoprazole (Zoton) and Pantoprazole (Protium).

Some patients are prescribed drugs such as ranitidine (Zantac; Pylorid) or cimetidine (Tagamet, Dyspamet, Algitec) which are H2-receptor antagonists. (H2 receptors are involved with acid production in the stomach).