Unveiling Effective Gastritis Treatments: A Comprehensive Review

Medications

We have mentioned above some of the most important medications to treat acute gastritis, which should include antibiotics in the case of Helicobacter pylori and always includes proton pump inhibitors. Other drugs used in these cases include:

    • Antacids: These are mainly used to prevent cases of gastritis and when mild symptoms start. They are sold over the counter and contain magnesium and aluminum to neutralize gastric acids.
    • H2 Blockers: These histamine blockers suppress gastric acid output by acting on basal cells in the gastric mucosa. Ranitidine, which was mentioned above, was one of these. Other examples include cimetidine and famotidine.
    • Antidiarrheal agents: One example of this is bismuth subsalicylate, which is used in association with antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors to treat H pylori.