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Is ciprofloxacin 500 mg 2x/day for 10 days good for an ulcer? or just small intestinal bacteria? is it strong antibiotics? i'm also on carafate.

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Compliance most imp: H pylori eradication rates were higher for a 7-day antibiotic regimen containing lansoprazole, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin (LAC), when used as first-line therapy compared with levofloxacin, amoxicillin, and lansoprazole (LAL). Probiotics before or after standard H. pylori treatment improve eradication rates. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria . Probiotics help replenish good bacteria

Answered 4/6/2019

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