omeprazole (Prilosec) is effective to prevent and treat NSAID-induced ulcers

Two new studies in NEJM suggest that omeprazole (Prilosec) iseffective to prevent and treat NSAID-induced ulcers.

It seems to work at least as well as misoprostol (Cytotec)...and better than ranitidine (Zantac) heal ulcers in patientstaking NSAIDs.

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