Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: H-Pylori Treatment

 Narda99 - Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:45 pm

This is my fourth day on H-Pylori treatment which is the following: Clarithromycin 500, Methronidazole 500, Carafate (before meals and at bedtime) and Nexium 40 twice a day. I am still not getting any relief from the gnawing pain in my stomach. When do I start to feel better?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:18 pm

User avatar Hi Narda99,

Treatment of H. Pylori is a long course (2-3 weeks) with 3-4 medicines as you are finding out. It can take 7-10 days to start to see some effects of the medicines and feel better. In some cases it may take a full treatment course before things begin to get better.

If you're not feeling better in the next week or so I would recommend you talk with your doctor.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us