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Hello the H plyori number is 66.3 u/ml. Was prescribed

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Posted on Wed, 6 Feb 2019
Question: Hello the H plyori number is 66.3 u/ml. Was prescribed 1500 mg amoxicillin and 40 mg omeprazole a day. After 5 days of use was directed to take clarithromycin for another 5 days. I just started the entire regimen yesterday and was wondering if taking all 3 would be ok rather than after 5 days?
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (38 minutes later)
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Hi, thank you for asking!

You are reporting to have H.pylori infection and you have started the treatment recently.

It is mandatory to use all medications at the same time i.e.
Amoxicillin 1.0 gr twice per day for 10-14 days,
Clarithromycin 500 mg twice per day for 10- 15 days
Omeprazole 40 mg per day for at least 4 weeks

It means that you should start all three medications on the same day.

You are reporting to have used Amoxicillin for the first 5 days and after that Clarithromycin for the last 5 days.
This is not correct form to eradicate H.pylori infection.
So please start all of them at the same day and continue them for 10 days.
After that continue only Omeprazole for 4 weeks.

Hope it was helpful to you!
Dr.Klerida


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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and the side effects of vomiting and body aches? i feel kind of run down
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (49 minutes later)
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Hi back,

With regards to antibiotics side effects, yes it true.
They may have side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in some cases.

Otherwise, your symptoms may be due to Amoxicillin /Clarithromycin side effects or due to acute viral infection.

Meantime you can drink plenty of electrolyte-rich fluids, use Acetaminophen to get relief from body aches.

Hope it was helpful to you.
Dr.Klerida


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Hello the H plyori number is 66.3 u/ml. Was prescribed

Brief Answer: Please follow... Detailed Answer: Hi, thank you for asking! You are reporting to have H.pylori infection and you have started the treatment recently. It is mandatory to use all medications at the same time i.e. Amoxicillin 1.0 gr twice per day for 10-14 days, Clarithromycin 500 mg twice per day for 10- 15 days Omeprazole 40 mg per day for at least 4 weeks It means that you should start all three medications on the same day. You are reporting to have used Amoxicillin for the first 5 days and after that Clarithromycin for the last 5 days. This is not correct form to eradicate H.pylori infection. So please start all of them at the same day and continue them for 10 days. After that continue only Omeprazole for 4 weeks. Hope it was helpful to you! Dr.Klerida