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H-pylori - parasite?
Mar 19, 2005

Is H-pylori a parasite? Does treatment for H-pylori "Heliclear" kill off any parasites anyway?

Response from Dr. Conway

Heliclear contains a combination of three medicines, lansoprazole (a proton pump inhibitor), amoxicillin and clarithromycin (both antibiotics). It is specifically designed to treat infections of th stomach cause by a bacteria, Helicobacter pylori. Although it will treat a number of other infections, it has no activity against parasites.

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