The treatment is targeted at eradicating the bacterial infection; the ulcer then heals and relapses are prevented.

  1. The treatment is targeted at eradicating the bacterial infection; the ulcer then heals and relapses are prevented.
  2. Generally, three different medicines are taken two to three times daily for a short course - usually seven days.
  3. They are a combination of: one proton pump inhibitor (omeprazole (eg Losec), lansoprazole (Zoton), pantoprazole (Protium), rabeprazole (Pariet) or esomeprazole (Nexium)), two antibiotics (amoxicillin (eg Amoxil), clarithromycin (Klaricid) or metronidazole (eg Flagyl)).
  4. Possible combinations could be:
  5. omeprazole + amoxicillin + clarithromycin.
  6. omeprazole + metronidazole + clarithromycin (if penicillin allergic).
  7. HeliClear (lansoprazole, amoxicillin, clarithromycin) – a one-pack treatment now available on prescription that contains all the necessary treatments in a one-week course.