GERD, hiatal hernia, and H. pylori >> Prescription medications for these conditions.

From: Helen Dynda (
Wed Jan 5 21:00:36 2000

The purpose of this message is to give you information about the triple therapy - that was prescribed for me - several years ago. All are available only with your doctor's prescription!

1.) * Prilosec - is the brand name * Omeprazole (o-MEP-ra-zole) is the generic of Prilosec. * Omeprazole is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat *gastric and duodenal ulcers* and *gastroesophageal reflux disease*, a condition in which the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus. Sometimes omeprazole is used in combination with antibiotics to treat ulcers associated with infection caused by the H. pylori bacteria (germ). * Omeprazole works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

2.) * Propulsid - is the brand name. * Cisapride (SIS-a-pride) is a medicine that increases the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines. It is used to treat symptoms such as heartburn caused by a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.

3.) * Metronidazole (me-troe-NI-da-zole) * Flagyl is the brand name. * Metronidazole is used to treat infections.

These drugs comprised the *triple therapy* which helped me to finally overcome GERD and H. pylori - within about a 3 month time-frame. Recovery from these diseases had no effect on my hiatal hernia. I understand that surgery is the only way to correct a hiatal hernia.

Since my omentum was attached by adhesions to my abdominal wall, I am very thankful that I have never had bowel involvement as a result of adhesions! So in your situation, what helped me may not help you. I simply share my experience so that someone else may benefit from it.

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