What is the treatment for Helicobacter?
The usual treatment is “triple therapy” including Losec, Amoxil, and Clarithromycin. Other agents may include Flagyl, tetracycline, or a bismuthate.
Treatment is usually for seven days and 80-90% of patients have the Helicobacter eradicated by one course of triple therapy.
If treatment fails, a different regimen needs to be used in the second course of treatment and in some patients a culture needs to be taken of the organism and drug sensitivity studies done to determine an effective treatment modality.