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I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. For H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment?

I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. For H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment?

Treat the H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection but all of them have side effects & are pretty strong to fight this tough bug. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more


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Do you know any treatments for h pylori?

Do you know any treatments for h pylori?

Yes: There are several treatments for this bacteria that causes ulcers. They are different combinations of antibiotics and either proton pump inhibitors or pesto bismol. If you have been diagnosed with H. Pylori then follow your doctors advice and the prescription he gave you. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for h pylori?

What are the best treatments for h pylori?

Antibiotics+PPI: H.Pylori is a bacteria that infects the stomache lining. The symptoms are usually upper abdominal pain and burning sensation, dyspepsia or gastritis. It can cause peptic ulcer disease and even stomache cancers. It can be cured by combination antibiotic treatment with amoxicillin, metronidazole, biaxin (clarithromycin) along with a proton pump inhibitor such as pantaprozole or omipprazole given for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Its possible you &: ...your husband have been passing the infection back and forth. It's critical that you both eradicate the H.pylori organism with simultaneous treatment. Stay the course, make sure you and he both complete your full antibiotic regimen, then both get checked to ensure that H.pylori is gone. ...Read more

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Did 3 treatments for h. Pylori waiting a moth for results. Lot stomach pain. Is there a diet that helps with gastritis pain? I'm taking 40 mg PPI.

Did 3 treatments for h. Pylori waiting a moth for results. Lot stomach pain. Is there a diet that helps with gastritis pain? I'm taking 40 mg PPI.

Stomach pain: Please request your doctor to do a urea breath test when you are not on antibiotics and PPIs for at leat 10 days to make sure whether or not H.pylori has been cured. ...Read more

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What happens if h pylori isn't irradiated in the first treatment I still have symptoms?

What happens if h pylori isn't irradiated in the first treatment I still have symptoms?

Try different: Usual regimens to treat h pylori could fail and alternative treatments are available. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can h pylori also infect children under 5? What is the treatment?

Can h pylori also infect children under 5? What is the treatment?

Yes: It is less common under 5 years of age,
But h pylori bacteria can develop and also
If parent has this too, it can be familial.
Treatment is taking 3weeks of h pylori kit:
Includes antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti gastric
Medicines which resolves this growth in the
Stomach. If you need to check your child out
Further, just make a virtual appt with me,
Dr Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Can high grade dyspasia be "cured" by h. Pylori treatment? Or is this the first step?

Can high grade dyspasia be "cured" by h. Pylori treatment? Or is this the first step?

Dysplasia of what?: To what organ are you referring that exhibits high grade dysplasia--esophagus, stomach, colon, cervix, etc.? H.Pylori treatment is useful early on in addressing malt lymphoma of the stomach--is this the point of your question? ...Read more

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Is it normal to get regularilly constapated after treatment for h pylori, stil have most of symptoms and finished course 1 week ago?

Is it normal to get regularilly constapated after treatment for h pylori, stil have most of symptoms and finished course 1 week ago?

You took antibiotics: ...That killed off more that just h.Pylori. Your normal bacterial flora of the gut, both bacterial mass as well as composition, was likely altered. Perhaps, during the course of antibiotics you also modified your diet since some h.Pylori regimens are unpleasant to take. Consider starting a probiotic of your choice, optimize dietary fibers, drink more fluids. Still a problem, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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After taking prevpack triple therapy for 14days, if no more h pylori symptoms do I still need to test again? If so how long after the treatment?

Probably not: If you desire confirmatory testing it can be performed at virtually any time after a presumptive successful course of therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doing10day h.Pylori treatment, with 2fases 5day esomeprazol+amoxitocin, and next 5 day eso+cloritrocimin+metronidazol, removed metro is still effective?

H Pylori: Most of the standard courses if therapy for hpylori involve 7-14 days of three medications for the full treatment period. In the course that you describe, Metronidazole will not maintain an adequate blood level to be effective throughout the second give days if treatment. Assure from your doctor that the treatment course is indeed as you have outlined here. ...Read more

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You sent a script in for me and I do not have insurance and it is a cash price of 534.00 they ask that I have you send another script in for the H. Pylori treatment. Please do this so I can start treatment. Thanks Deborah Sherman?

You sent a script in for me and I do not have insurance and it is a cash price of 534.00 they ask that I have you send another script in for the H. Pylori treatment. Please do this so I can start treatment. Thanks Deborah Sherman?

Deborah, you can't: ...get follow up care through the free Q & A feature of Health Tap. Please arrange for another Virtual Visit & discuss your dilemma with the doctor. S/he may be able to provide a less expensive alternative treatment. I wish you the best. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for h.Pylori infection?

H Pylori: I do not know whether you have been diagnosed or not, but you should have the infection confirmed before treating. The treatment usually consists of two weeks of antibiotic (usually clarithromycin) proton pump inhibitor, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of h pylori bacteria and its treatment?

Upset stomach: Helicobacter pylori are bacteria that invade stomach, until recent decades scientists did not believe bacteria can exist in acid of stomach, as they can not be seen with ordinary stains, cause all gastric troubles, distention bloating, up set stomach, ulcers and even malignancy in some cases. Now presence could be detected by blood test and could be eliminated by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Maybe...: Reinfection with h. Pylori in an adult is unlikely based on what is understood about its transmission. Recrudescence of the infection may occur if the antibiotics did not completely eradicate the bacteria. The antibiotic regimens have a reported 80 - 90% eradication rate. ...Read more

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I have h pylori not taken treatment as prescribed?

Please let your: Prescriber know to get help getting back on track. Take care. ...Read more

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When after starting h pylori treatment do you feel better?

Variable: The response will vary depending on the individual and to whether h. Pylori was the cause of the symptoms to begin with. ...Read more

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Is it likely to feel a bit better during third day of h pylori treatment?

Not likely: H pylori treatment results in significant improvements in symptoms by 8 weeks after treatment is completed, some continuing improvement can be seen over the next 6 months after therapy is completed.

A study investigating this can be found here -
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3798209/ ...Read more

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How soon after starting treatment for h pylori should I see improvement in symptoms?

It depends: Usually treating the H pylori does not make symptoms improve. What it will do is help either the gastritis or the ulcer to heal, which can improve symptoms. Accordingly, it takes some time, usually a minimum of a few weeks, to begin to feel any difference. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had h. Pylori 5 years back I took the treatment. Recently I took test. Now h pylori is negative. I am taking nexum daily. If not taken feel pain?

Talk to your doctor: Even though the h. Pylori is negative and you are taking nexium, (esomeprazole) you should not have pain. This may prompt your gastroenterologist to suggest a repeat endoscopy to investigate further. ...Read more

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Mucosta, antopral and ospamox are they the treatment of h pylori?

No: Only prescribed antibiotics have been shown to be effective in the treatment of h. Pylori. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What happens when you have h pylori and you cannot tolorate does antibiotic treatments?

What happens when you have h pylori and you cannot tolorate does antibiotic treatments?

H pylori: If you could not tolerate any of the treatments, then you would have to live with the H pylori infection. However, there are many different regimens of antibiotics which can get rid of the infection, so it would be unlikely for you not to be able to tolerate all of them. Stick with a good gastroenterologist and he will get you through that. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)

Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)

Caffeine and gastrit: Most likely - go back on the medications you were prescribed because one month is too short of a period for healing to be complete! ...Read more

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I had endoscopy last month it showed lax les and h pylori. Please tell me the treatment for this.

I had endoscopy last month it showed lax les and h pylori. Please tell me the treatment for this.

H pylori: Helicobacter pylori is an infection of the stomach and should be treated if present with a 1 to 2 week course of antibiotics. A lax LES could be evidence of acid reflux. It may be worth a trial of reflux medicine to see if it helps your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have recently went through treatment for h pylori and have had problems with constipation ever since, is this normal?

I have recently went through treatment for h pylori and have had problems with constipation ever since, is this normal?

Probiotics: I suspect you wiped out your good bacteria taking all those antibiotics for h. Pylori. Take a good high potency probiotic and I bet it will help. Of course you should also be eating a lot of vegetables and fruit for fiber and drinking 8 glasses of water a day. ...Read more

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How soon after finishing treatment for h pylori should you be tested again? What is the most effective test for h pylori?

H pylori: If you had either persistent dyspepsia, an ulcer, or a gastric cancer, you should be retested. After being treated for H pylori, you should wait at least four weeks after completing the therapy and you should be off of your PPI for about two weeks, testing via either a stool test or a breath test. Up to 20% of people will not have their H pylori eradicated the first time. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take my h. Pylori treatment once a day over a longer period instead of twice over a shorter period?

H pylori: No, you cannot. The treatment regimen is based on half-lives of the medications and maintaining adequate blood levels of the drugs. Once daily dosing is not an acceptable regimen, even if taken for twice the amount of time. ...Read more

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Can I take my h. pylori treatment once a day over a longer period instead of twice over a shorter period? Thanks in advance.

Best bid: It is a difficult organism to eradicate so best follow the directions faithfully if you want to get rid of it.
Three common Triple regimens for 14 days
OAC, BMT, LAC
LAC LANSOPRAZOLE, AMOXICILLIN, CLARITHROMYCIN IS THE MOST COMMON. ...Read more

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After failing first H. Pylori treatment, does the bacteria become stronger and more difficult to eradicate due to the treatment? Worst symptoms too?

H. pylori: At this time, H. pylori does not appear to develop resistance following ineffective treatment. It can be a bit difficult to predict which specific combination of medications will work best for each person. I hope the next treatment works better for you. ...Read more