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BACKGROUND One-week triple therapies have been endorsed as the treatment regimens of choice for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection. Those that include clarithromycin appear to be the most effective. AIM To review reports of triple therapies that include clarithromycin. METHODS Reports were identified from the literature to May 1998. The(More)
No interaction occurs between ranitidine and alcohol when alcohol 0.3 g/kg or more is taken by either fed or fasted subjects. Ranitidine is associated with small increases (2-4 mg/dl) in blood alcohol concentrations in subjects given alcohol 0.15 g/kg under specific experimental conditions. Mean peak blood alcohol concentrations nevertheless remain low (<(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of patients who have symptomatic acid reflux disease will have a normal oesophageal mucosa or will have only a mild degree of oesophagitis. Treatment to relieve symptoms as they occur may be the best way to manage these patients, to whom the speed of symptom relief is of primary importance. The effervescent complex used to formulate(More)
BACKGROUND Peptic ulcer disease can be cured by eradication of Helicobacter pylori during treatment to heal the ulcer. Dual therapy regimens were among the first to be granted approval for use. Reports of dual therapies including clarithromycin as the sole antibiotic are reviewed. METHODS Reports were identified from literature up to May 1997. Information(More)
The eradication of Helicobacter pylori has become the focus of much attention since the first attempts at developing effective therapies some 10 years ago. This review focuses on ranitidine bismuth citrate (RBC), the first new drug to be introduced for use in the eradication of H. pylori. RBC when combined with clarithromycin gives consistently high(More)