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Endoscopy shows RUT positive. Prescribed Pantocid for stomach pain. Should I continue tablet?

I had endoscopy and report shows Rut positive. had Pantocid kit for two weeks. 5 months are over. Still have pain in the stoamch if I do not take tablet. Everyday I take a rabium 20 in the morning then there is no pain. Should I continue this tablet. It is working for me like a pain killer. If I do not take the next day starts discomfort and pain in the stomach . Should I continue the same tablet or any other?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

Pantocid kit contains antibiotics which are not always effective for Helicobacter Pylori. That is why, if you feel no improve after mentioned treatment, upper GI endoscopy should be repeated to verify if the eradication were complete. It looks like you need another antibiotics therapy (the most popular and effective is Amoxiciline 1000mg once a day + Metronidazole 500mg twice a day during 7 days).
You should get scheduled for endoscopy and in a meantime you can take Rabium 20.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon's  Response
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, you have been having pain in your stomach for 5 months and experience relief only with Rabium. We would recommend you to get in touch with your Doctor and get a repeat endoscopy done to see if there has been any improvement or if it has deteriorated. Along with that, your Doctor might also conduct a test to check for H.Pylori gastritis which can easily be treated with antibiotics. Rabium will only help you in the short-term and therefore, the exact cause of the pain needs to be asceratined. Hope this helps
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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