A peptic ulcer is erosion [an eating or gnawing away] in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine [duodenum.]
Common in men and students studying for Nclex.
Nclex Tips: Take a liquid antacid to COAT THE STOMACH, this will protect the ulcer from acid. Also, take when stomach is EMPTY and at bedtime.
Common Meds used- Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Nexium, Zantac, Pepcid, Axid.
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