Which medications in the drug class H pylori Agents are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

Updated: Jul 12, 2020
  • Author: Sarah El-Nakeep, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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H pylori Agents

Bismuth subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Kaopectate Extra Strength, Maalox Total Relief)

This agent has antimicrobial anti-inflammatory action (bismuth) and an antisecretory effect (salicylate).

Bismuth subsalicylate is hydrolyzed in stomach to form slightly soluble bismuth oxychloride (BiOCl) and salicylic acid. Bismuth is excreted through the feces, and salicylate is excreted through the urine.


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