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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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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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Can you develop gadtritis after prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment for h pylori?

Can you develop gadtritis after prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment for h pylori?

Unlikely : Prev pak is the treatment for h pylori associated gastritis. It is unlikely to develop gastritis after treatment. The prev pak is difficult to consume and can irritate your stomach. ...Read more

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What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

2 weeks: Standard treatment is typically for 2 weeks, but there is increased resistance to antibiotics that might require another course with different 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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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics effect results for stool specimen for h pylori?

Can taking antibiotics effect results for stool specimen for h pylori?

Yes: Both antibiotics and acid reducing agents such as Prilosec should be held for at least 14 days before testing for h. Pylori. ...Read more

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Is H. Pylori treatment with antibiotics necessary if your symptoms improve?

Is H. Pylori treatment with antibiotics necessary if your symptoms improve?

I would say: yes. Otherwise it would possibly be increasing your risk of stomach cancer over time. You are also at risk of developing a gastric ulcer which can bleed or perforate. Much better to get rid of it. ...Read more

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I'm taking prevpack triple therapy for 14 days . Will it eradicate all the h pylori bacteria in one single treatment?

That is the plan: But not always. Occasionally, if you have continued symptoms and are retested and found to have continued h pylori, you may need second course or different antibiotic (choice depending on what doc you speak with). However, the prevpack is suppose to treat it and hopefully end the infection and relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori  bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx ...Read more

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Why would antibiotics not be prescribed for a gastric/peptic ulcer and only PPI's? Don't you need Antibiotics for H pylori?

Why would antibiotics not be prescribed for a gastric/peptic ulcer and only PPI's?

Don't you need Antibiotics for H pylori?

Triple Therapy: Studies show there are several regimens for treatment of H. Pylori related ulcers that usually involve a proton pump inhibitor omeprazole, clarithromycin and amoxicillin (OAC)for 10 days;BIsmuth, Metronidazole and Tetracycline (BMT) for 14 days, or Lansoprazole, Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin (10 or 14 days of treatment). If you had a breath or blood test you need this therapy +f/u with Gastro doc ...Read more

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Will clarithomycin and amoxcillin tablets for h pylori also treat my uti?

Likely: Most utis are caused by e coli and they are usually sensitive to amoxicilin. If you have been exposed to many antibiotics make sure that your urine was cultured to make sure that the antibiotics will work for your particular infection. ...Read more

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Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

We treat patients: Nit lab results, if you are otherwise asymptomatic, disregard those results and don't chase them. H pyliri infection is very common, antibodies can stay in your system forever, ...Read more

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-clindamycin-can I use for helicobacter pylori?

No: Clindamycin is not fda-approved for the treatment of h. Pylori. The fda-approved regimen includes 2-4 weeks of treatment consisting of between two to four medications. See your doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I'm taking triple prevpack antibiotic for h pylori for . Since this antibiotic is strong, could it kill all the bacteria in one single treatment?

I'm taking  triple prevpack antibiotic for h pylori for 
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H. Pylori: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) is a good agent to treat h. Pylori, but it will not be effective to only take one time dose. You need to follow your doctor's prescription, which is one dose bid for 14 days. Do not take one dose then stop since this will cause antibiotic resistance in the future and make the bacteria more difficult to be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more