Gastrointestinal disorders

H. pylori

(Stomach infection with ulcer)

About H. pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that causes infection in the stomach. It is found in about two-thirds of the world's population. It may be spread by unclean food and water, but researchers aren't sure. It causes Peptic ulcers and can also cause stomach cancer.If you have symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your doctor will test your blood, breath or stool to see if it contains H. pylori. The best treatment is a combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medicines. You will need to be tested after treatment to make sure the infection is gone.To help prevent an H. pylori infection, you shouldWash your hands after using the bathroom and before eatingEat properly prepared foodDrink water from a clean, safe sourceNIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Top Medications for H. pylori according to our users

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  • Aciphex
    Prescription only

    Aciphex (Rabeprazole) is an effective medicine to treat heartburn and ulcers, but can be expensive.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Extended release
  • Prevacid
    Prescription or OTC

    Prevacid (lansoprazole) is an effective and inexpensive acid reducer commonly used to provide heartburn relief and help heal ulcers.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Extended release
    • Dissolving tablet extended release
    • Liquid
  • Tetracycline
    Prescription only

    Acnecycline (Tetracycline) treats many different types of infections and is cheap, but dosing and drug interactions may be somewhat of a hassle.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Cream, gel, or ointment

Medication side effects for H. pylori

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Abdominal pain.

  • Prevacid: 2%
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At this end, no one is expected to have Abdominal pain

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Abdominal pain

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