BreathTek<sup>®</sup> UBT for <span class="hpylori-bold">H. pylori</span> Can Help Confirm That the<br /> Treatment Worked

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After being diagnosed with an H. pylori infection, you’ll most likely be prescribed antibiotics as treatment. Because antibiotics are prescribed often to cure infection, some bacteria have started to develop a resistance.1 So, in order to feel confident that your infection is cured, your doctor should retest you with BreathTek UBT no earlier than 4 weeks after completing eradication therapy.

Rule out potential future risks of long-term infection.

Because an extended H. pylori infection can cause other, sometimes serious stomach complications, it's important to be certain that the infection is cured; ask your doctor to retest you.

Benefits of confirming that you are cured:

  • Ulcers are less likely to return once an H. pylori infection is cured.1
  • Curing the infection is less expensive than staying on medicines to treat the symptoms.1-3
  • You may reduce the risk of developing stomach cancer, especially if stomach cancer already runs in your family.1,4

Could your child be suffering from an H. pylori infection?

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References
  • Ables AZ, Simin I, Melton ER. Update on Helicobacter pylori treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2007;75(3):351-358. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p351.html. Accessed August 21, 2017.
  • Boklage S, Mangel AW, Ramamohan V, Mladsi D, Wang T. Cost-effectiveness analysis of universal noninvasive testing for post-treatment confirmation of Helicobacter pylori eradication and the impact of patient adherence. Patient Pref Adherence. 2016;10:1025-1035.
  • Ford AC, Delaney BC, Forman D, Moayyedi P. Eradication therapy in Helicobacter pylori positive peptic ulcer disease: systematic review and economic analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004;99(9):1833-1855.
  • IARC Helicobacter pylori Working Group (2014). Helicobacter pylori eradication as a strategy for preventing gastric cancer. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC Working Group Reports, No. 8). Available from: http://www.iarc.fr/en/publications/pdfs-online/wrk/wrk8/index.php. Accessed August 21, 2017.