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Any drug that combats ulcers not by reducing gastric acid[?] but by increasing mucosal protection.

Drugs that work in this manner include Carbenoxolone, deglycyrrhizinised liquorice, sucralfate (aluminium hydroxide and sulphated sucrose), the prostaglandin analogue and tri-potassium di-citrato bismuthate.

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