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Bismuth, sucralfate - MECHANISM

Bind to ulcer base, providing physical protection and allowing HCO3
– secretion to reestablish pH
gradient in the mucous layer

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Bismuth, sucralfate -CLINICAL USE

Increased ulcer healing , traveler's diarrhea

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• What is the mechanism of action of bismuth and sucralfate?

They bind to ulcer bases, providing physical protection and allowing bicarbonate secretion to reestablish a pH gradient in the mucous layer

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• A man presents with traveler's diarrhea. What two drugs might you choose to help reestablish the pH gradient in the mucous layer?

Bismuth and sucralfate

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