You tell us that you just finished treatment for H.Pylori.
I am sure that you were given triple drug therapy including
), Flagyl (Metronidazole
) and a PPI
such as Omeprazole or Lansoprazole
or similar. I assume
you took the treatment for 10-14 days. Sometimes, a Bismuth
compound like Peptobismol tablets are also given with the other
drugs that I mentioned. Unfortunately Clarithromycin can cause
and Metronidazole can have side effects such
as metallic taste
in your mouth etc. Even when you are taking
the PPI with these, still you can have side effects. Good news is
this will get better within a week to ten days time. Make sure
you drink enough water and continue taking your PPI drug.
This along with a bland diet, avoiding excess caffeine, alcohol,
spicy foods and tomato based products for a couple of weeks
till your stomach gets back to normal. After about a month
get your stool tested for H.Pylori antigen. If negative, that means
your H.Pylori has been treated successfully.
I wish you well.