Acute Gastritis Treatment
Treatment for gastritis often includes avoidance of substances that can irritate the stomach such as aspirin, alcohol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Other measures include eating small meals more frequently, acid blockers, antacids, antibiotics, and proton pump inhibitors.
Treatment for gastritis includes:
- Avoid food that irritates your stomach.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Avoid caffeine.
- Avoid aspirin.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medications:
- Eat small meals more frequently.
- Stomach acid-blocker:
- Proton pump inhibitor medicine:
- Omeprazole (Prilosec)
- Pantoprazole (Protonix)
- Esomeprazole (Nexium)
- Lansoprazole (Prevacid)
- Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
- Antibiotics for gastritis:
- To treat Helicobacter pylori bacteria (see peptic ulcer disease treatment drugs)
- Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox)
- Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
- Tetracycline (Sumycin)
- Metronidazole (Flagyl)
- Bismuth compounds:
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Acute Gastritis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of gastritis.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Acute Gastritis Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat gastritis:
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