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How do medications treat gastritis?

Different medications may be used depending on the cause of gastritis. Most, like H2 agonists, proton pump inhibitors, and antacids aim to reduce or neutralize the acidity in the stomach. When a blocked stomach outlet is caused by a type of gastritis called eosinophilic gastritis, corticosteroids may be prescribed. Antibiotics may be used if a bacterial infection is the cause. If parasites are the cause (which is rare), an antiparasitic medication will likely be prescribed. Sucralfate may be recommended to treat or prevent ulcers.

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