Which of the following medications should the nurse expect the physician to order for a client at risk for peptic ulcers after a severe traumatic injury?


• Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used to reduce gastric acid secretion in the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers.  

• Stress ulceration usually begins in the proximal region of the stomach in the hours following major trauma or serious illness. 

• Incorrect: Ondansetron is a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist used to treat nausea.

• Incorrect: Sucralfate is a cytoprotective agent used in the treatment of gastric ulcers and their prevention when associated with NSAID use.

• Incorrect: Loperamide is an antidiarrheal.

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