This condition needs to be treated with a combination of acid-inhibiting therapy and 2 antibiotics. By using 2 antibiotics, there will be higher efficiency and better coverage for any resistant organisms (Buttaro, Trybulski, Polgar-Bailey, & Sandberg-Cook, 2017, p.728). Mike will be prescribed Omeprazole (Proton pump inhibitor) 40 mg by mouth daily, Clarithromycin 500 mg two times per day, and Metronidazole 500 mg two times per day (Woo & Robinson, 2015, p. 1031). If this treatment plan does not bring about the desired outcome, Mike will need to be referred to a gastroenterologist who will order an endoscopy. This will provide the most accurate diagnosis for PUD (Buttaro, Trybulski, Polgar-Bailey, & Sandberg-Cook, 2017, p.729).How long would you prescribe these medications?Omeprazole will be prescribed for 14 days. Clarithromycin and Metronidazole will be prescribedfor 10 days (Woo & Robinson, 2015, p. 1031).What other possible meds could you prescribe to assist with the side effects from the medications prescribed?
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