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Proton pump inhibitors
Antisecretory agents that inhibit secretion of gastrin by the parietal cells of the stomach.
Mucosal healing agent
Heals ulcers without antisecretory properties. Sucralfate is a cytoprotective drug. It accelerates wound healing, presumably because of the formation of an ulcer-adherent complex that covers the ulcer and protects it from evasion by pepsin, acid, and bile salts.
Antisecretory and cytoprotective agent
Inhibits gastric acid secretion and protects gastric mucosa. Cytotec is the only drug approved in the U.S. for the prevention of gastric ulcers induced by NSAIDs and aspirin.
Inhibits protein synthesis in bacteria therefor reducing ammonia producing bacteria in the gut.
Kaolin and pectrin (Kaopectate)
Antidiarrheal that may interfere with absorption of nutrients and other drugs.
Laxative that is a stimulant that may cause rectal irritation if used in suppository form.
Medication that inhibits enzymes that produce gastric acid and should not be crushed or chewed.
Antidiarrheal agents that may cause central nervous system depression.
Anti-infective agent used in the treatment of clients with Chron's disease or ulcerative colitis.
Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol)
Antidiarrheal that should not be given to clients who are allergic to aspirin.
Proton pump inhibitor that the client should be assessed for epigastric or abdominal pain and blood in stools.
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