Prevacid (lansoprazole) for duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori

    The FDA just approved using Prevacid (lansoprazole) for duodenal ulcers caused by H. pylori.

    It's approved as part of a new triple therapy regimen with Prevacid 30 mg...clarithromycin 500 amoxicillin 1 g. Patients take all three drugs BID for 2 weeks.

    Combining clarithromycin (Biaxin) and amoxicillin increases efficacy...and might decrease resistance.

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