Treatment of NSAIDrelated ulcers

1. When the ulcer is caused by NSAID use, healing of the ulcer is greatly facilitated by discontinuing the NSAID. Acid antisecretory therapy with an H2-blocker or proton pump inhibitor speeds ulcer healing.

2. Proton pump inhibitors are more effective in inhibiting gastric acid production and are often used to heal ulcers in patients who require continuing NSAID treatment.

3. If serologic or endoscopic testing for H pylori is positive, antibiotic treatment is necessary.

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