How do medications treat refractory ulcers?

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There are two general types of medications that are prescribed for peptic ulcers. These are antibiotics, which fight the H. pylori bacteria that is the leading cause of these ulcers, and medications that decrease or reduce stomach acid. In most cases, people with refractory ulcers have already been given these medications and have failed to respond. Still, ulcer medications are generally given to those with refractory ulcers, along with new medications that are prescribed on a case-by-case basis.

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