What is Gastric Ulcer?

Gastric ulcers occur in the stomach. Acids in the stomach break down the stomach lining causing swelling or an ulcer. Symptoms include nausea, abdomen pain, vomiting, frequent hunger, and weight loss.

Treatment for gastric ulcer includes medication and cutting down on foods or habits that can cause ulcers. Drug classes used to treat gastric ulcer are proton pump inhibitors, histamine-2 antagonists, and prostaglandins.

Savings Tips for Gastric Ulcer

  • Is Nexium the Best Medication for My Stomach Issues?

    May 12, 2015

    Nexium (esomeprazole) certainly wins when it comes to marketing. While it is still available by prescription as Nexium 40 mg daily, there is now a generic esomeprazole and an over the counter form (Nexium 24HR) which is 22.3 mg. Yet somehow, Nexium is still the fourth best selling brand name prescription drug in the United States. Why is that? Well, purple does well with audiences which is why drug companies market their drugs in purple packaging . See More

  • Nexium (Esomeprazole Magnesium) vs Esomeprazole Strontium: What’s the Difference?

    July 24, 2014

    With almost identical active ingredient names, these medications can be easy to confuse—but esomeprazole strontium is not a generic equivalent to Nexium. Although both treat GERD (heartburn), they are available in different strengths and have different advantages.

    What is GERD?

    GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is more commonly known as heartburn. Heartburn is a form of indigestion in which your stomach acid comes back up into the esophagus. See More

  • Backorder Notice: Protonix (Pantoprazole)

    June 05, 2014

    Since May 2014, several manufacturers that produce generic Protonix (pantoprazole) have issued a backorder notice on their supplies of both the 20 mg and 40 mg tablets.

    Which manufacturers have been affected?

    Actavis, Aurobindo, Mylan, Teva, Torrent, and Wockhardt

    What is the reason for the backorder?

    At this time Actavis, Aurobindo, Mylan, Teva, and Torrent could not provide a reason for the shortage.

    Wockhardt, however, has had an ban from the FDA on several of their products since mid-2013, including pantoprazoleSee More

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Popular Gastric Ulcer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Proton Pump Inhibitors 9 See Prices
Histamine-2 Antagonists 9 See Prices
Histamine-2 Antagonists 8 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Gastric Ulcer Drug Classes

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