- Certain antibiotics. As well we
know that stomach ulcer is often linked to H-pylori infection, and therefore
antibiotic is one of the main treatment options. Even many times, combination
of at least two antibiotics is required to cure the infection more effectively.
And some antibiotics may cause dizziness or headache.
- Proton pump inhibitors, which is
usually used to block stomach acid production. Common side effects include
diarrhea, nausea, headache, dizziness, and fatigue.
- Histamine-2 blockers (H2
blockers) to reduce stomach acid production by targeting a substance called
histamine. Some possible side effects include confusion, dizziness, muscle
aches, or tightness in the chest.
- Antacid. It is not used to treat
or cure the ulcer, but it can help ease ulcer pain. Possible side effects
include diarrhea, constipation, headache, and nausea.
It seems that all of those ulcer medications are potential to cause side effects. But your doctor has clearly understood that the benefits of them are more important than the potential side effects.
many people don’t experience the side effects. And if the side effects occur,
they are usually mild and temporary. But if they do bother you a lot or persist
(last longer than you expect /become severe), see a doctor!
before seeing your doctor, think about the best way to describe any symptoms or
side effects that you have. For example if you have headache or dizziness, make
note how actually it feels like! Write down when it feels worst and what helps
it improve (subside)!
there are so many potential causes and ways to describe the sensation of
headache and dizziness. So you need to clearly explain what you feel to your
doctor! You and your doctor may need to spend some time to pinpoint the root of