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Taking Prevpac For H Pylori
Do I have to take antibiotics (prevpac) for h.Pylori if i don't have any ulcers or serious symptoms?
Helicobacter pylori (or h.Pylori) is a common bacteria which infects the lining of the stomach and can cause ulcers and stomach irritation, among other problems. It is fairly common on the United States and even more common in other parts of the world. It can be diagnosed by blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, and several other methods. Treatment is a 7-14 ...Read more
I had h.Pylori infx treated w/prevpac, egd confirmed ulcer healed and stool antigen test confirmed h.Pylori eradicated in oct'12. Why symptoms returned?
Was prescribed Prevpac along with metronidazole for h.pylori, any concerns with this combo? I take Diltiazem, accupril, (quinapril) levothyroxin
Be aware : Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) can decrease levothyroxin effectiveness & increase risk for hypothyroidism. Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) can increase diltiazem effectiveness which would increase risk for hypotension. Probably mild effect, so no worries but be aware. ...Read more
H pylori was neg but doc said take Prevpac since I can't afford EGD yet. Safe to do? Burping/chest pain/regurg/weight loss. PPI 8wks but not working.
Digestive problems: Well a gastroenterologist is an 'expert' in this field - so hopefully something can get worked out for you to have the full evaluation, which helps direct the best treatment. In the meantime, you could try various things for improvement. I'm a big fan of ginger. I recc ginger tea, ginger candies, anything with ginger. Take ginger root, boil for 10 min, add honey -see if that helps. Feel better! ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking prevpack triple therapy for h pylori . No diarrhea or any side effects of this antibiotic. Does it mean it's not working? Or its comon?
It's working: Side effects are generally uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can i stil ovulate without getting a period? We are trying to conceive but took a break so i can take the prevpack antibiotic for h pylori. No period
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