What are the goals of drug treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to eradicate the microorganism, to prevent complications, and to reduce morbidity. Triple therapies are used. Worldwide, accepted treatment regimens are BMT, LAC, and OAC. BMT regimen is based on the administration of bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline. Add an H2-receptor antagonist for an additional 4 weeks. LAC regimen is based on the administration of lansoprazole, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin. OAC regimen is based on the administration of omeprazole, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin.


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