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Helicobacter Pylori Treatment Medication
No: Treating h. Pylori will not make you gain weight. It may however, make you feel better so you can eat more which then may allow you to gain weight. The medications used to treat the infection have no effect on weight. ...Read more
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
I am 25 years old female, I have been tested positive for helicobacter pylori, so what's a good treatment?
Triple therapy: There are several combo regimens but they are basically 2-3 antibiotics plus a stomach protector medicine like Prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). One option is Prevpac - contains the antibiotics Amoxicillin & Clarithromycin and the proton-pump inhibitor lansoprazole. It depends on your other medical conditions and allergies. ...Read more
What is the question: Yes, you should be treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot. ...Read more
Does a person with a positive helicobacter pylori antibody test always remain seropositive even after successful treatment?
Once +, always +: The blood test for h pylori looks for your immune response to the infection. Once you turn positive, you never revert back to negative, even after appropriate antibiotic treatment. That's how you're protected in the future. On the other hand, if you want a test of cure to prove that the infection is gone, you need a breath test to confirm eradication. ...Read more
3-4 meds: Studies show diet plays no role in eradication of h pylor infection of he stomach (a possible cause of stomach ulcers). However , avoidance of smoking, alcohol, caffeine will help lower the levels of stomach acid. The usual treatment for h pylori includes 3-4 drug regimens including antibiotics and ppi (anti-acid meds, e.g. Prilosec, prevacid). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I have been told i have helicobacter pylori on my lungs I have have treatment now I am going to have a breath test .Will my lungs be damage .?
Stomach: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach; it would not infect your lungs. The breath test is how we diagnose helicobacter; it produces high amounts of urease, and the activity of the enzyme can be detected in your breath. This does not mean it has anything to do with your lungs; the test detects the vapor coming up from your esophagus and stomach. ...Read more
Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?
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
Helicobacter tests: Rapid tests for h. pylori are based on it's fairly unique enzyme urease, producing ammonia. This can be detected in gas (breath test), or pH-based media testing of tissue samples. The best test is a biopsy, perhaps with direct detection by IHC. The latter method also can find other complications like cancer. Stool antigen tests are also available. Serologic tests only tell if you have ever had it. ...Read more
Unclear: Recent research has been able to identify h. Pylori in the gallbladders of some patients who had a stomach infection from h. Pylori, but there is nothing to indicate if this means anything or if it causes any gallbladder problems. ...Read more
Avoid reinfection: Get treated , possibly treat family members. Take steps to avoid reinfection- not eating or drinking after somebody, not eating left over, not eating from same plate, avoiding farm animals. ...Read more
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