How do medications treat ulcers?

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The medications for ulcers treat pain and infection of the sores and foster healing. For peptic ulcers, which are found in the digestive tract, antibiotics treat the H. pylori infection that often causes ulcers; acid blockers, antacids, and proton pump inhibitors keep acid levels that cause pain lower; and cytoprotective agents fortify the tissues that line the digestive tract. If you would like to understand the medications you might need to take for an ulcer, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain.

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