How do medications treat GI bleeding?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are no medications prescribed for GI bleeding. Most times, your doctor will prescribe intravenous fluids or a blood transfusion to deal with immediate problems. In fact, the overuse of some medications like NSAID pain relievers are believed to sometimes cause GI bleeding. If your GI bleeding is being cause by an underlying condition, the medication will vary depending on the nature of the condition. The treatment is to correct the underlying cause while treating the complications arising from blood loss.

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