People with ulcers are enjoying pizza, spaghetti and all sorts of spicyfoods again now that scientists know it is bacteria, and not spicy foods, thatcause most ulcers. That bacteria can be wiped out and patients becomeulcer free if they take a combination of antibiotics. Getting patients totake all the necessary medications can be difficult, But as Health TeamPharmacist Alicia Underwood explains, now that just got easier.
The FDA has just approved a new therapy to help ulcer patients. It'scalled Helidac Therapy, and it combines all the bacteria-killing medications in one easy to use package.
According to Dr. Allan Cutler, Each Helidac therapy package continuesthree different medications to kill the h-pylori bacteria that cause ulcers. "H. Pylori is one tough bug. We know that eradicating the h.pylori bacterium is key to curing someone with ulcers."
Helidac therapy does cure ulcers.In clinical trials, when helidac therapy was used with an h-2 acid suppression medication, the h-pylori bacteria was killed in 82% of the patients.More importantly, says Cutler,.91% of all the patients had no ulcerrecurrence after one year."Medications only work if they're taken properly. I'm happy to see a company has developed a product to help patients take their medication correctly."
Patients also get a booklet explaining helidac therapy plus stick-up notes to remind them when to take their medication.
As with any prescription medication, there is a risk of side effects.Those who wish to try Helidac therapy should consult a physician to see ifhelidac therapy is appropriate.
For more information on helidac therapy call toll free,1-888-443-5432.
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