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What is it about prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) for h pylori that makes the bad breath go away?

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Dr. K. Gunnerson
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bad breath: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) is usually used in the treatment of stomach ulcers and contains two different components, an antibiotic to decrease the bacteria associated with stomach ulcers and a proton pump inhibitor which decreases stomach acid. Since bad breath can be caused by acid reflux, decreasing the amount of acid in your stomach can lead to a decrease in bad breath.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Antibiotics: Any antibiotic can kill some of the bacteria that cause bad breath. However, they treat only the symptom and you still should be checked by a dentist.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How bad should I feel on prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) for h pylori?

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Dr. Thomas Schussler
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Precpac side effects: Most common side effects are from the antibiotics and include nausea and metallic taste. Taking them with food may help. Serious skin rashes could occur.

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