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Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Gshopher@verizon.net » Sat May 05, 2018 12:55 am

Just joined today..completed 10 day double antibiotic, PPI and Pepto regiment (Doxy, Metronidazole, Omeprazole) last week (the 4 x 500 mg of Metronidazole daily nauseated the heck out of me)...4-5 weeks before breath retest..is it ok to take a Tums or Tagamet for mild nausea symptoms prior to breath retest.....thank you for this website & forum!

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Helico_expert » Sat May 05, 2018 10:31 am

looking forward to hearing your good news from your breath test 4 weeks later.
:)

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Gshopher@verizon.net » Tue May 08, 2018 10:33 pm

Is it ok to take a Tums or Tagamet for mild symptoms prior to retest in 4 weeks?

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Helico_expert » Wed May 09, 2018 8:07 am

it's ok to take them.

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Gshopher@verizon.net » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:09 am

Got the results of the 5 week follow up breath test today and it came back positive. Doctor suggested I make appointment with a GI doctor opposed to him doing a 2nd round of treatment. Is it uncommon to require a 2nd round of antibiotics? Mild nausea a few hours after eating eating & slight tenderness of stomach are the only systems I’ve experienced.

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Helico_expert » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:54 am

it's getting more and more common for people to get second round treatment. Just remind doctor to give you high dose PPI, and if you are not allergic to penicillin, give you high dose amoxicillin, bismuth and one other antibiotic that you had not tried, eg. ciprofloxacin.

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Gshopher@verizon.net » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:31 am

GI Doc put me on Prevpak for the next 14 days. Wonder why he didn’t include Bismol in the treatment? Does it
Interfere with the Amox or Clarithro? Would it hurt if I chewed a few Pepto tabs during the day?

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Helico_expert » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:21 am

bismuth is not in the first line treatment. Yes, you can chew a couple to boost the cure rate.

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Gshopher@verizon.net » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:08 am

Is it ok to have dessert after dinner..I read HP loves sugar..on day 5 of 14 day Prevpak..thanks!

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Re: Just finished triple treatment for HP..

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:46 am

You can have anything you want except alcohol. Some Antibiotics dont like alcohol.

H. pylori like sugar? that's just a rumor.

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