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User Reviews for Amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole to treat Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Also known as: Prevpac

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Amoxicillin/clarithromycin/lansoprazole Rating Summary

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7.4/10 Average Rating
78 Ratings with 90 User Reviews

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Reviews for Amoxicillin/clarithromycin/lansoprazole

"This is a message for everyone who freaks out after reading these reviews. I just finished the 14 day treatment and have to say that the only side effect I experienced was the weird (but mild) metal taste in my mouth. No diarrhea, no nausea, no insomnia, no headaches, no pain whatsoever. You'll be fine!! :)"

   
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Jane (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2019

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"Day 14, and I'm done with the protocol!!!!! At 62 yrs old, I never experienced anything that even resembled acid reflux, which brought me to my knees during the 3-4 am for several days. For temporary survival, I was able to block the symptoms with Zantac. Then my endoscopy results showed positive for h pylori. So even with the consumer reviews of serious side effects with two weeks of antibiotics, I had no choice with such horrific acid reflux. Fortunately, I was extremely blessed during the 14 days of antibiotic treatment with only periodic bad taste and dryness in my mouth. I was careful in daily diet to avoid any greasy/fatty/spicy foods and always to complete a full meal before ingesting the antibiotics and the lansoprazole twice a day. I suppose it's hardly worth mentioning that I never drank any alcohol or took other prescription drugs during the 14 days."

   
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Newbie56 (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2019

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"My H. Pylori treatment differs from most since I am allergic to amoxicillin, I take 6 pills a day. 3 in morning 3 at night for 2 weeks, which are lansoprazole, flagyl, and Clarithromycin. First day I had bloating and that horrible taste in my mouth, didn’t taste metallic but very sour. 2nd day I felt dizzy and nauseous and a racing heart beat when I tried to go to bed, I’m halfway through and I still have bloating, little appetite, nausea and the after taste, no racing heart since the 2nd day though. Yogurt and milk are helpful to settle your tummy. I’m hoping after the pills are all done I will feel much better! Since I use to get on and off nausea and heartburn before I started treatment. Just keep taking the meds and suffer through the side effects. And also the 3 meds I was prescribed cost me $122, I do not have insurance."

   
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Kayte (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2019

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "Hello everyone - I was tested for the dreaded Pylori and the doc said I had a high amount in my gut. I was prescribed the triple therapy all prescribed separately so the cost was generic - $22 with insurance. I dreaded starting this regime from all the horrific reviews - but I'm on day 2 and so far so good. I do have some explosive diarrhea times, churning stomach, mild headache and very tired. I'm hoping the rest of the 12 days will go this smoothly. I'm on holiday break so I'm taking the time off - I don't see how someone could work a stressful or manual labor job on these drugs. I did take all the advice from this forum - I am taking two Align probiotics a day with several glasses of kefir and yogurt and eating small veggie meals and crackers - nothing acid or spicey or carb heavy."

tommy (taken for less than 1 month) December 20, 2018

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"I was very dubious and anxious at taking this cocktail of tablets. I always tell myself not to read reviews but I always end up reading anyway. I've read a lot of horror stories from allergic reactions to not being able to get out of bed. However, I've had no major side effects from this treatment. The only side effect I had was a a metallic taste in the mouth, I suggest getting a pack of polo's as it really helps. I have two days left of taking these antibiotics and I feel completely normal. I've not had loose stools or any stomach cramps. I've not been fatigued either, the only thing is a lot of gas but its not been crippling like others have experienced. I suggest drinking a lot of water to flush the system and eating before taking the medication. I urge people not to feel worried at completing treatment or stop because they've read a bad review because I can say that I'd rather have a bit of metallic taste and gas than go through the pain I was in with helicobacter pylori."

   
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Samistart51 December 15, 2018

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"First day I took the drug I was already feeling like not eating which was a bad idea because my blood sugar dropped twice but I got better after eating some desserts. That was only the first day though the next morning I feel instantly better. Also experience a odd bitter taste in the mouth every day now. Around day 5 I had this weird thick film of yellow stuff on my tongue and I had to use a towel to scrape it completely off. I feel weak from taking this medication and have trouble getting out of bed which makes driving pretty dangerous. Terrible hiccups and burps the first few days which I hated but that has gone before day 6. I still feel discomfort if I don't eat. My taste buds are completely changed I've been craving spicy foods and my tolerance for them went up significantly. The bloating in my stomach went down since day 2 for the first time in years my belly is squishy to the touch. Currently on day 7 will update later."

   
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Rose (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2018

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "I was VERY hesitant to take the meds due to the horror stories and I'm glad I actually went through with it!!! Everyone reacts different to the meds and it's not as bad as I read it would be!!! I'm currently on Day 10 of 14(Almost there...Kudos to me!!!) 1st couple days I felt nothing...By Day 4 I notice the dark stool, and I'm still having dark stools...By Day 8 I'm a bit nauseous at times and would feel better after eating. So far, yesterday which was Day 9 for me I felt the worst of it...I was nauseous all day, light headache, frequently BMs, and exhausted. Today Day 10, a little nauseous earlier around breakfast and a little bit now...but better after eating!!! Also, my sense of smell seem to have heightened which also makes me nauseous...But overall, it's definitely not as bad as I read or as bad as the doctor told me it would be...But honestly I can't wait to finish!!!"

   
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Creole_Beauty_504 October 28, 2018

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "I took the prevpak many years ago after suffering with sharp abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, severe heartburn and probably other symptoms I can't remember. I had no issues with the medication whatsoever. I encourage those of you who are reading negative comments to put your health first as allowing this infection to persist can lead to conditions much worse than simply having a bacteria in your stomach. If you should get any symptoms with the medications, rest assured you are probably already having them now! You will feel back to normal again after a few days. I have read some comments where some have stated they have other issues with their backs, neck etc etc. From a medical and professional standpoint, these symptoms are not related. I recommend you eat some yogurt with the treatment throughout the course to help with symptoms if you are more sensitive to medications."

   
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Healthy again! October 15, 2018

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"I started this treatment 2 days ago. The first day, I had abdominal cramps and nausea but no vomiting, thankfully. I also felt very dizzy and hazy but I had a chocolate bar which really helped. The second morning, I woke up with an extremely bitter taste in my mouth and diarrhea. The dizziness, cramps and nausea went away though. I also have a bigger appetite than before. Overall, the symptoms that I was feeling before starting the medications such as cramps and nausea while hungry, abdominal pain after fried foods, and a persistent dull stomachache are pretty much gone. I was also losing weight and could barely eat! I just hope these little bugs are dead after my treatment. (amoxicillin/clarithromycin/lasoprazole under the brand name "HP PAC")."

   
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NotYourAverageGal October 5, 2018

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"Was diagnosed with H pylori and given amoxicillin, clarithromycin and omeprazole to take for 14 days. First day my only side effect was extreme fatigue. Second day no side effect expect a headache. By the 5th day I started to experience diarrhea. That was my only side effect and the bitter taste in my mouth off and on for the rest of my treatment. I did do as others mentioned and took a probiotic between doses. Make sure you remember to throw away your tooth brushes and buy new ones after treatment! All in all treatment wasn't bad. Don't let other people's experiences scare you."

   
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Dog lover (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2018

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"I started treatment 3 days ago and it hasn't been bad at all. I'm doing the Omeprazole, amoxicillin, clarithromycin treatment. First day first dose I experienced a little bit on nausea but nothing bad enough to make me vomit. Came and went I did experience extreme fatigue. My entire body was weak and tired. After a nap I felt fine! I ate activia yogurt 4 hours after taking it. It also caused a pretty bad migraine. Second dose wasn't bad at all started to experience the nasty taste in my mouth which isn't even that bad and it only lasted about 5 mins It tastes like when a pill dissolves in your mouth but after drinking water it went away. The 2nd day same thing fatigue for about 2 hours and a migraine.. nothing that bad at all day 3 slight headache and a little few pains in my gut that come and go. Again nothing that affected my daily life. No diarrhea yet but I am constipated! I've been eating activia yogurt twice daily which has been a huge help. I'm also taking zofran to prevent the nausea."

   
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Amy September 3, 2018

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"I’m on my 3 day and I’m glad I’m not the only one that have experienced the horrible metal taste. The first day was bad I couldn’t sleep and I felt tired, my stomach was hurting really bad for the past 2 days but now I feel better. I’m just worry about getting and yeast infection."

   
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Hachi July 28, 2018

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"I'm on day 7 and have 7 days to go. From what I understand, after an infection like this it's best to take it easy on your stomach and eat things that are easy to process. To the poster who said they have painful gas and bloating, I would consider drinking broth for a couple of days instead of solid foods and give your bowels and stomach a chance to really rest. Some foods can be intolerable to a body after this infection and can be too hard to deal with. Give it a few days or a week of soups and stewed fruits and that should help. The diarrhea is likely going to continue while on these meds because they are really powerful and all of them list that as a common side effect. Hang in there. I am half way though and already feel fantastic if I don't count the heinous taste in my mouth, night and day. If your mouth tastes like someone dumped a load of bitter garbage into it, try some gum, don't eat sweets. Sweets are just what H. Pylori like and are hard to digest. Good luck!"

just another case (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2018

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "I took this pack and after the 2nd day on the meds I felt I was gonna die, I tried to relax myself and have faith it would work. After the 4th day, I started feeling better and everyday after that. I finished the meds and now I am 2 weeks since finished the pack. I have not felt this great in years. I urge you all that are taking it or consider taking it to let the meds run its course. Yes there is side effects but as for my part, I felt those side effects out weigh the pain I had been having for years. Now I can eat, whatever I want and I have not gotten sick. By the way, doctors here in the USA could not diagnose this infection, I live next to the border of Mexico, so I sought treatment there and within one day, he gave the results and treatment. Its the same treatment from Mexico and the USA."

   
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jesse (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2018

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"I was struggling with acid reflux for 2 months so finally got the endoscopy and biopsy done. It was H Pylori unfortunately. I am on day 2 of my 14 days medication and these medicines have given me diarrhoea, bloating, gas (slight irritating pain in chest), headache, weakness, bitter taste etc. Its really annoying to eat so many medicines, I really hope I get better after this. Does anyone have any idea for how to reduce bloating and gas when on this medication?"

   
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Shahansha Khan (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2018

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "Day 5. My neck hurts and my back and chest hurt and it's hard to breathe . I have insomnia and no appetite, diarrhea and chills every time I take it. I remember the Dr saying some people body can't handle it - if you feel weak then skip a dosage and start again. Doesn't stop the side effects along with all that I have headaches and a shooting pain in my left arm from time to time. I also feel weak and even dizzy along with a sore throat that's red in places . I'm going to go see the Dr when I get off work cause I think it could be infection and that scares me so maybe I'll go maybe I'll suck it up and finish it."

   
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Hurts May 11, 2018

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"The bitter taste in my mouth! Omg! I've taken Chinese herbal medicine in the past, and those are known to be bitter. But THIS is a different ball game! I'm only on my 2nd day and I've been eating all sorts of sweets to try to keep the bitterness at bay. The bitterness is most potent around 2-3 hrs after taking a dose, & lasts for hours & hours. Finally, when the bitterness is pretty much gone, it's time for the next dose!"

   
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ChelleBelle (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2018

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"I was diagnosed with h pylori and I am on 3rd day med .. my mouth taste so bitter and I am also having problem urinating. Does any one had these kind of issues"

K.d (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "Given Prevpac for H. Pylori. Within 48 hrs of ending the full course of medication I experienced an anaphylactic reaction. Large, round, flat hives formed on the soft of my arms and inner thighs. My hands began to swell, and then I felt my face begin to swell. The swelling moved from left to right across my face, and it eventually began to close my throat and enlarge my tongue. My husband drove me to an urgent care center where I received a shot of Kenalog and a Medrol dose pack. I always list Prevpac as a medicine of which I am allergic."

   
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tulsa gal November 15, 2017

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"I tested positive for H pylori with a value of 2.07. Everyones comment were so helpful. I was searching for side effect information on this treatment medicines and I didn't find anything on it. I read your comments and I'm glad to find that the symptom in my mouth is common. I' m on day 2/14 day treatment and I'm experiencing a nasty bitter (Medicine) taste in my mouth!! It's horrible and never goes away. I literally sleep with a mint gum in my mouth because I just can't stand it. I was about to hit the dentist, thought it had something to do with a mouth infection."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 8, 2017

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "I started the pack this evening. Within half an hour of taking the 4 pills, followed by a complete healthy dinner, my throat tightened up. Couple minutes later I started to glow and had a warm sensation all over. This turned to an aggressive itch and after about another 5 or so minutes I had trouble breathing. The skin sensation turned into an unbearable burning sensation all over. I ended up on the floor and my wife called 911. Paramedics came, blood pressure and pulse went OTT. Paramedics thought it was a allergic reaction, gave me benedril to counter the effect and about 15 minutes later my throat started to relax, the glow and red skin started to subside and he itching and tingling started to calm down. Better luck next time."

   
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Rescue Ranger October 6, 2017

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "Don't be afraid to take the PrevPac for h. pylori. I have suffered for a month with pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. I'm on only day 3 of a 14 day treatment and I am almost back to my old self again! Many people complain about the side effects, but all I have experienced is a slight metal taste in my mouth at times - so worth being almost well."

   
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JEB* August 25, 2017

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"I am a 28 year old female. I have had digestive issues for about 4 years. But recently(past 2 months) it got really bad. It started with feeling sick every night after dinner. If I ate any food past 6:30 I'd be sick all night. Intense nausea but took measures to not vomit. The week before I saw my Dr. I could barely eat anything at anytime in the day without feeling horrible stomach pain and nausea. No appetite at all and on and off constipation and diarrhea. I lost a pound a month for 5 months. Got depressed about slowly involuntarily starving. Asked my Dr. to test for H.Pylori because multiple people in my extended family have had it. I came out positive. I was prescribed the triple therapy of Lanzoprozle , Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin."

   
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Cc Tx (taken for less than 1 month) August 19, 2017

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"Hate this treatment. I had pylori for about 3 months before being diagnosed through a poop test. I'm on one 20mg nexium, two 500mg amoxi and one 500mg Klacid twice a day. It really does suck. I'm on day 7 of 7 thankfully. My ass of a doctor never told me to keep up the good bacteria, he told me to stop with the probiotics. I've had insomnia, random violent nausea, pretty bad abdominal pain, battery acid taste that never goes away and it feels like I'm breathing out ammonia! Chills, fever, body pain AND if your a woman, well yea, that side effect too. If this doesn't cure the h pylori then, they can stay there"

   
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A very angry kitty (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2017

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Prevpac (amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole): "I am on triple therapy for 14 days, second time in 2 years. I'm 5th day in. First 3 were brutal. I couldn't even dress myself was too weak. My inside feel tender but I'm not as tired can work and sleep. My question is I have that metallic taste and now my tongue is light grey. Anyone experience this?"

Second time (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2017

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