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By the way, doctor: Should I stop taking a stomach acid blocker?

Updated: July 01, 2008

Q. I was treated for two weeks with antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor when I had an H. pylori infection. I've continued with the proton pump inhibitor to cut down on stomach acid. Could that be harmful?

A. It appears you received the most common treatment for a Helicobacter pylori infection, which involves taking two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, for 10 to 14 days.

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