Which medications in the drug class H pylori Agents are used in the treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; 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 a cytoprotective effect on the GI mucosa, probably due to the stimulation of prostaglandin production and modulation of the immune response. In addition, it has been demonstrated that some deposits (probably bismuth salts) appear on both surfaces of the cell wall of H pylori after H pylori from antral epithelium.


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