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H Pylori Omeprazole
I was diagnosed with mildbgastritis/duodenitis about a month ago no h pylori. I was given omeprazole for 6 months. Will I heal? Also back pain lately
Probably: Gastric ulcer is caused mainly by NSAIDS or H pylori. A PPI such as omeprazol and stopping the offending drug is the main treatment that takes care of it most of the time. That's why Gastroenterologists prefer to repeat the endoscopy later to confirm resolution. Rarely, its not fixed and then you will more specialized treatment. For specifics, follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more
When should I take the omeprazole before I take the 2 antibiotics or after? Or it doesn't matter as long as I take it everyday? H pylori
Medication timing: Omeprazole (and other proton pump inhibitors) should be taken thirty minutes before your largest meal each day. Ideally, they should be taken the same time each day. ...Read more
If 7 days of amox, mirtaz and omeprazole doesn't kill h pylori, should a 14 day course of the same, or a 7-14 day course with different ab be next.
How long does erosive gastritis take to heal? Been on omeprazole 20 mg, twice a day for 9 days, then 40 mg once a day for 7 days. No h pylori.
LONG time: The worsen the erosive gastritis is, the longer it may take to heal sometimes several weeks. And then to prevent them from recurrence may be on Omeprazole daily for pretty long time if not daily from there on, specially is there is added tobacco, citrics, NSAIDS, caffeine or other substances that irritate the gastric mucosa. Avoid all this irritants and continue using the medicine and follow up. ...Read more
I have been on omeprazole for 6 weeks, the pain initially improved but then started getting worse again so I was advised to up it to 40mg a day which has helped but the symptoms haven't gone away. Should my doctor be testing me for h-pylori?
Gastroenterologist: You should be under the care of a gastroenterologist because of poor response to treatment. Nexium may be more effective. Testing for h pylori is important in cases of gastritis or ulceration. Avoidance of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and irritants like ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen is also advisable. ...Read more
How long after h pylori treatment does it take a suspected ulcer to heal? I'm on 40mg omeprazole, 4wks after eradication
About 8 weeks: We usually do not test for successful eradication for about 4 weeks until after completion of therapy. ...Read more
My upper endoscopy showed everything normal except mild gastritis...no H. Pylori. I have acid reflux and take Omeprazole. Why gastritis?
Taken omeprazole for 10 yrs. Is there long term effects? Indigestion is worsening & is no longer controlled with 1 pill a day. H-pylori semi high.
PPIs: Long term effects of Omeprazole and other proton pump inhibitors are being studied ; more information gets to surface. Long term use causes damage to acid secreting cells in the stomach and some folks may end up having troubles with digesting food later in life. Also, there is an increased risk of intestinal infection such as clostridium difficile. Also, bone related side effects are being seen. ...Read more
I had h-pylori almost 6 months ago, I took antibiotics but still I have sour taste every morning! I been taking omeprazole. What doctor I need?
GI: Probably best to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Been off of my omeprazole for 3 days. Now my stool is black as black gets. Had h.Pylori but have been off the antibiotics for 4 days. What's happening?
Achey, sore pain near duodenum, every day, now. H pylori negative. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) gives relief. Omeprazole, not so much. What's this condition, procedure?
Will a peptic stomach ulcer caused by h.Pylori heal with 40mg per day of omeprazole? I know it won't cure the h.Pylori, but will the stomach ulcer go?
Probably not: H pylori causes ulcers. If not eradicated, it will likely cause more or worsening ulcers. These ulcers can sometimes bleed severely. It's important to not only provide acid suppression (omeprazole) but to also treat the h pylori infection. ...Read more
Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?
No-yes-no: Omeprazole and amoxicillin: NO but Clarithromycin can cause PVCs, prolonged QT interval, and Torsades de pointes tachycardia. You should have an EKG done before your next dose to rule this out (prolonged QT which can lead to Torsades is the only dangerous one and easily diagnosed. Some people are born with sensitivity to this class of drugs). ...Read more
Have progressively worsening upper stomach pain since May of this year. Now take 40mg omeprazole w breakthrough pain. Normal blood h. Pylori. Help!
Gastroenterologist: Have you been evaluated by a gastroenterologist for this persistent upper abdominal discomfort? It appears that studies should include a gastroscopy and, if unrevealing, an abdominal CT scan as well as blood work to include liver and pancreatic tests. Possibilities include chronic gastritis (requiring more than one dose of prilosec daily), duodenal ulcer, stomach or pancreatic cancer, pancreatiti ...Read more
Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori? Only have 3 days left.
Unusual: This is not likely to be secondary to the medications you are receiving, but best to go back and see your doctor and have the irregular heart beat checked in detail. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I am currently taking triple therapy for h pylori I am having left arm and lung pain I had a clear xray 2 months ago on losec (omeprazole), klacid & ciprox?
See your doctor: The symptoms you are having are not specific for any of the medications you're on, nor are they likely to be caused by hp. Cardio-respiratory causes need to be ruled out, so you need to see someone today. ...Read more
Why am I being told to discontinue my metronidazole and omeprazole 2 weeks prior to an helicobacter pylori breath test? What can oftentimes happen if I don't discontinue their use? How do these drugs interfere with testing? Very curious!
Your test of cure: You are needing to make the system medication free so you can have your test of cure to be sure the h pylori bacteria Ian's gone if you are on the medication it will suppress the bacteria and you can get a false negative reading. It is important to be sure the bacteria is not detectable for it is linked to stomach cancer ...Read more
My doctor told me to take 2 amoxcillin 2 clarthromycin and 1 omprezole everyday for h pylori but can I just take 1 each a day but stay on it longer?
No: You have to take them all as prescribed to successfully eradicate h.Pylori. ...Read more
I suffered a perforated ulcer for 36 hrs 1 yr ago. I have ulcers again while on script prilosec, not otc, 2 x day. H-pylori neg. What else can I try?
Peptic ulcer: You can try ppis high doses and Carafate (sucralfate) 1gm four times a day. Discuss it with your doctor as it is a prescription drug. ...Read more
After a 14 day treatment for h pylori, how long does it take to feel better? Belly still isn't right yet. Taking Prilosec 40mg & probiotic. Anxious.
Please standardize: Who subscribed the Prilosec for 14 days. If you self medicated it, please go to your family doctor to have a standard triple medication for h pylori. After that the symptoms will be gone. ...Read more
Do you have to stop taking a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec two weeks before a h. Pylori biopsy?
H. Pylori: In general u are not asked to stop ppi for h. Pylori biopsy. Ppi can suppress h pylori in the antrum of the stomach but it may migrate to the body. Biopsies should be taken from the body of the stomach too. ...Read more
What are the chances of a false negative of h. Pylori after ceasing Prilosec for 2 weeks? The test doctor wants is stool antigen
Fairly high: I presume the breath test was negative. Only 2 weeks out from taking Prilosec there is a fairly high chance for a false negative. I agree with your doctor. ...Read more
Went to doctor after 10 days of Prilosec OTC, now they want a stool sample tomorrow for h. pylori. Won't this med cuase the results to be false neg?
No: Prilosec does not affect the growth of H pylori. It only provides symptomatic relief from stomach acid. ...Read more
After eating I feel bloated and have excessive gas I have had h-pylori before I take prilosec daily by prescription?
Need to be checked: If you continue to have symptoms in spite of the medication you may need to be treated again. Your Doctor may consider doing an endoscope to check your stomach to make sure of the exact problem ...Read more
Can IBS cause burning pain in stomach? Took Prilosec for 14 days but burning pain is back. Tested negative for h pylori
Hi, you probably have Functional dyspepsia or non-ulcer dyspepsia, which is common in IBS, the treatment is change in diet includes avoiding fatty food, Alcohol, Caffeine, frequent but small portions, avoiding food which makes the patient worse, PPIs or H2 blockers but Antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) won't work, one can consider Tricyclic Antidepressant if above measures not helpful.
Feel better. ...Read more
Bad GERD even on 300mg ranitidine, prilosec stopped working. Is gerd caused by stomach polyps and gasteroperesis? H pylori 2011. Will get worse?
See GI doctor: Assuming that you are taking your medication correctly (Prilosec 30-60 mins before breakfast) and have followed the dietary precautions, one needs to consider bile reflux as a potential cause. Stomach polyps unless causing obstruction would not lead to GERD but gastroparesis may by slowing down stomach emptying. Sometimes surgery may be needed to correct the problem. ...Read more
Went Dr. Yesterday tested H. pylori. Said con't Prilosec 2 months. Can stomach aches morning below belly button be related to ulcer or acid reflux?
Probably not related: Pain from reflux or an ulcer is most typically felt in the upper abdomen near the rib cage or just behind the breastbone. Pain in the lower abdomen below navel would be a very unusual place to feel it. Hard to say what might be the cause however as details are few. Best to mention this to your doctor. ...Read more