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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

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REGALADO VELOZ, Ada Ivis; SANCHEZ PERERA, Luz María  and  MANCEBO DORVIGNY, Betty. Conventional treatment and herbal medicine for peptic ulcer. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.1, pp.127-137. ISSN 0034-7515.

Peptic ulcer is one of the diseases affecting humans and causing changes in their individual and social life. It is very common in almost every country in the world. Peptic ulcer is usually associated to the consumption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or to Helicobacter pylori infection; hence, the drug treatment differs from one case to another. Various aspects such as the possibility of anti-ulcer drugs to interact with other active ingredients and foodstuffs, the adverse effects, the application of three or four therapies that bother the patient because of the the large number of drugs to be taken, and finally the current increased antibiotic resistance were taken into consideration. It is necessary to search for alternatives to control this disease. The alternative medicine, i.e. the herbal medicine offers new possibilities of treatment.

Keywords : Peptic ulcer; Helicobacter pylori; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory; phytodrugs.

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