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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Hpylori, Completed the Antibiotics it still
Hi, I was diagnosed with Hpylori a month back....I completed 14 days course of Prevpac antibiotics....after that doc has asked me to take Pepcid 40 mg for 6 more weeks before going for a breath test. I had CT scan a week back...report came normal...but my stomach still hurts...pain is not consistent...sometimes it`s on left sometimes it`s on right... Can anyone with Hpylori infection share his/her experience as how long normally it takes to overcome this infection? This will be of great help as I am feeling little down because of this. Please do reply. Best wishes and Thanks in advance...
When using 3 medications for treatment, Hpylori is treated 80% of the time. There is an approximately 20% chance the bacteria is still present even after treatment. The breath test will help answer that question.
Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University