Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, antiprotozoals are used in the treatment of Pediatric Helicobacter Pylori Infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Antibiotics, antiprotozoals

This antibiotic, used in the treatment of patients with H pylori infection, produces intracellular products that damage bacterial DNA.

Metronidazole (Flagyl, Protostat)

Metronidazole diffuses into all tissues well, is stable in an acidic pH environment, and provides bactericidal activity against H pylori. Available as compounded extemporaneous susp 50 or 100 mg/5 mL, tab 250 or 500 mg, and cap 375 mg.


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