Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, beta-lactams 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, beta-lactams

The beta-lactam used to treat patients with H pylori infection is stable in an acid environment, binds to proteins within bacterial cell walls, induces direct wall lysis, and inhibits cell-wall synthesis.

Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Polymox, Trimox, Wymox)

Bactericidal activity against H pylori. Available as gtt 50 mg/mL; susp 125, 200, 250, or 400 mg/5 mL; cap 250 or 500 mg; and chewable tab 125, 200, 250, or 400 mg.


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