The most common medications taken by the participants were statins, taken by 24% of the participants; diuretics, taken by 17% of the participants; and antiacids
, taken by 16% of the participants.
Oral mucositis due to chemotherapeutic drugs including cytosine arabinoside, deep and prolonged neutropenia attacks, long-term indwelling intravenous catheters, prophylactic treatment with flouroquinolone and cotrimoxasole and use of antiacids
and histamine blockers have been blamed as the causes of this increased frequency (25, 26).
While H [sub]2 receptor antagonist has significantly better preventive effects than gastric mucosa protective agents or antiacids
. There is no significant difference on preventive effects between the gastric protective agents and antiacids
In clinical practice, antiacids
, anticholinergics, proton pump inhibitors and histamine [H.sub.2] receptor antagonists have been used to treat the gastric ulcer (Santin et al.
We also noted that 48 patients (6.6%) stated that they had used aluminum-containing antiacids
, 23 (3.2%) had taken heparin, and 11 (1.5%) had taken anticonvulsants.
There are even antiacids
and calcium supplements that are also readily available.