What Medications Are Helpful in Treating a GIB?

  • Anita Kumar
  • Maxine Le Saux
  • Andrew C. MeltzerEmail author


Definitive management of a gastrointestinal bleeding lesion requires endoscopic or surgical intervention. In addition to blood products and anticoagulant reversal agents, pre-endoscopic pharmacologic therapy can decrease the amount of bleeding and thereby assist in achieving hemostasis.


Proton-pump inhibitor Tranexamic acid Somatostatin Vasopressin Metoclopramide Erythromycin Antibiotics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita Kumar
    • 1
  • Maxine Le Saux
    • 2
  • Andrew C. Meltzer
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineGeorge Washington University School of Medicine & Health SciencesWashington, DCUSA

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