In medicine and pharmacology, anti-ulcer agents are "various agents with different action mechanisms used to treat or ameliorate peptic ulcer or irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. This has included antibiotics to treat helicobacter infections; histamine h2 antagonists to reduce gastric acid secretion; and antacids for symptomatic relief." Proton pump inhibitors also are used.
Symptomatic relief should not preclude definitive treatment.
These medications may be associated with pneumonia.
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