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Can Smoking Hamper H.pylori Treatment, If Yes, Should I Restart The Treatment?

Hi, I'm 25 years old and I am in treatment for h.pylori. I've been smoking during the treatment. I thought it was ok but I'm reading that smoking weed during the treatment of h.pylori is bad. I've been on the treatment for a week and I'm supposed to be in the treatment for two weeks. Should I stop smoking and start my treatment again as if it was day zero.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014
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Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
Your on treatment for H Pylori, because infection with this organism can lead to acid peptyic disease. As you continue to smoke the effectivness of the drugs used in the kit will come down.
Now as you are aware of this, stop smoking and continue the treatment , there is no need for restarting the treatment.
Complete the treatment regimen as per your doctors advise and undergo follow up examination.
Thank you.
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Can Smoking Hamper H.pylori Treatment, If Yes, Should I Restart The Treatment?

Hello, Welcome to HCM, Your on treatment for H Pylori, because infection with this organism can lead to acid peptyic disease. As you continue to smoke the effectivness of the drugs used in the kit will come down. Now as you are aware of this, stop smoking and continue the treatment , there is no need for restarting the treatment. Complete the treatment regimen as per your doctors advise and undergo follow up examination. Thank you.