2016 Treatments for Acid-Peptic Diseases

Example test question 4

  1. A person with heartburn who has eaten too much chili would benefit most from taking: Answer
    1. a proton pump inhibitor plus amoxicillin and clarithromycin for 14 days.
    2. magnesium hydroxide instead of sodium bicarbonate, because it has a more rapid onset of action.
    3. cimetidine instead of omeprazole because it has a more rapid onset of action.
    4. aluminum hydroxide instead of magnesium hydroxide because it is less likely to cause constipation.
    5. omeprazole instead of cimetidine because it is more effective in blocking acid production.
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