Gastric ulcer

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What is gastric ulcer?

A gastric ulcer is an erosion into the muscular lining of the stomach. It is often associated with Helicobacter pylori infection or use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which disrupt normal mucosal defense and repair, making the mucosa more susceptible to acid.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastric ulcer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gastric ulcer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
gastric ulcer (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Carafate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
gastric ulcer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
gastric ulcer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with gastric ulcer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastric ulcer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastric ulcer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
gastric ulcer (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m. dry mouth
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
upset stomach weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Carafate)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastric ulcer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
gastric ulcer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastric ulcer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
gastric ulcer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastric ulcer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastric ulcer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 38
30s 103
40s 147
50s 145
60s 88
70+ 22
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 46
20-29 years 70
30-39 years 46
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 30
60-69 years 13
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 103
Female 444

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 328
Not Diagnosed 27

These charts show data from gastric ulcer patients who have completed their condition history
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