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Rifabutin: Alternative Agent for H. pylori Eradication

KEY POINT

Rifabutin (Mycobutin—Pharmacia), usually used to treat Mycobacterium avium complex in patients with HIV infection, is effective and safe for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection as part of a triple-therapy, 10-day regimen.

SOURCES

Perri F et al. Randomized study of two “rescue” therapies for Helicobacter pylori-infected patients after failure of standard triple therapies. Am J Gastroenterol. 2001;96:58–62.