Talicia for Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Infection
I was diagnosed with a Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) infection in my stomach back on July 1, 2020 after nearly a year of living undiagnosed and in constant pain.
Since receiving a diagnosis, I've taken multiple rounds of combination antibiotics therapy for my infection. They include:
2 x 14-day rounds of clarithromycin triple therapy (generic PrevPac)
2 x 10-day rounds of Pylera (bismuth quadruple therapy)
1 x 14-day round of bismuth quadruple therapy (generic Pylera)
Though my health has improved about 60%-70% since completing almost 9 weeks of treatment, I've decided to continue with therapy until the H. Pylori infection is fully eradicated.
My GI specialist just prescribed a 14-day round of Talicia therapy which I will begin taking tomorrow. Talicia was FDA-approved in 2019 and just launched in the US market back in March 2020 so it's a relatively new drug.
1. Has anyone suffered from an H. Pylori infection? If so, what combination antibiotics therapy did you use to fully eradicate it?
2. Has anyone taken Talicia therapy? If so, was it effective and what were the side-effects?
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