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What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot.

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What do you do if the treatment for Helicobacter pylori don't work?

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Usually it will: Sometimes one combination may not work. Another thing, if you get the blood test for antibodies against H Pylori, it will show a positive result for quite some times.
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