Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is abdominal pain.
Nearly all peptic ulcers will be treated with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) like omeprazole, lansoprazole , pantoprazole, rabeprazole, esomeprazole, dexlansoprazole and H2 blockers like ranitidine, cimetidine, famotidine and nizatidine.
The extrapolated prevalence was found to be 3,384,211 in Brazil and the population esteemed used is double of 184,101,109.
Research on Peptic ulcers is supported by National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology. Today, research shows that most ulcers (80 percent of gastric ulcers and 90 percent of duodenal ulcers) develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).