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What are the treatment options for peptic ulcers?

Treating an ulcer usually involves using antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria, and using a medicine to lower or neutralize stomach acid. There are a variety of these medicines that your doctor may try. It is important to take these exactly as directed and to make your doctor is aware of all the medicines you are currently taking. While surgery was once a common treatment for peptic ulcers, it is now mainly used to treat ulcers with specific complications or that fail to improve with drugs.

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