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Medications for Helicobacter Pylori Infection

About Helicobacter Pylori Infection:  Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) is the bacterium (germ) that causes most gastritis and ulcers. Gastritis is an irritation in the lining of the stomach; an ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or duodenum.

Gastritis and ulcers can also be caused by some medications or too much stomach acid, but the most common cause is H. pylori infection. Poor diet, stress, and smoking can make ulcers worse but do not cause ulcers as was thought in the past.

Drugs Used to Treat Helicobacter Pylori Infection

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
omeprazole C N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: omeprazole systemic

Brand name:  Prilosec

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

clarithromycin C N 46 reviews
5.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand name:  Biaxin

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

amoxicillin B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

metronidazole B N X 20 reviews
5.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl IV, Flagyl 375

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Pylera D N X 144 reviews
5.0

Generic name: bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline systemic

Drug class: H. pylori eradication agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Amoxil B N 1 review
10

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Prevpac C N 59 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole systemic

Drug class: H. pylori eradication agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nexium C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: esomeprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aciphex B N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: rabeprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Flagyl B N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole C N 84 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clarithromycin / lansoprazole systemic

Brand name:  Prevpac

Drug class: H. pylori eradication agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Biaxin C N 1 review
10

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

pantoprazole B N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: pantoprazole systemic

Brand names:  Protonix, Protonix IV

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Prilosec C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: omeprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Protonix B N Add review
7.0

Generic name: pantoprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

tetracycline D N 1 review
10

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Brand names:  Sumycin, Achromycin V, Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Tetracap, Tetracon …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline D N X 149 reviews
5.0

Generic name: bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline systemic

Brand name:  Pylera

Drug class: H. pylori eradication agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

lansoprazole B N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: lansoprazole systemic

Brand names:  Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab, Prevacid OTC

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

bismuth subsalicylate N N Add review Rate

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Brand names:  Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, Bismatrol, Peptic Relief, Pink Bismuth, Bismarex, Bismatrol Maximum Strength, Kapectolin (New Formula), Maalox Total Relief …show all

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Pepto-Bismol N N Add review Rate

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Prevacid B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lansoprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

rabeprazole B N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: rabeprazole systemic

Brand name:  Aciphex

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

esomeprazole C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: esomeprazole systemic

Brand names:  Nexium, Nexium IV

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

amoxicillin / clarithromycin / omeprazole C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clarithromycin / omeprazole systemic

Brand name:  Omeclamox-Pak

Drug class: H. pylori eradication agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Omeclamox-Pak C N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin / clarithromycin / omeprazole systemic

Drug class: H. pylori eradication agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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