Which patients should be considered for prophylactic therapy for peptic ulcer disease (PUD)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: BS Anand, MD; Chief Editor: Philip O Katz, MD, FACP, FACG  more...
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Answer

Consider prophylactic or preventive therapy for the following patients:

  • Patients with NSAID-induced ulcers who require chronic, daily NSAID therapy

  • Patients older than 60 years

  • Patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease or a complication such as gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Patients taking concomitant steroids or anticoagulants or patients with significant comorbid medical illnesses


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