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How do medications treat peptic ulcers?

Treating an ulcer usually involves antibiotics and a medicine that lowers or neutralizes stomach acid. Antibiotics are aimed at eliminating the bacterial cause of the peptic ulcer. Antacids or acid blockers limit acids in the stomach so that the stomach lining can heal. They also relieve some of the pain associated with peptic ulcers.

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