We both had to take Flagyl and another companion antibiotic for HPylori. What a grueling schedule that was timing everything before and after his daily regular meds. Paying attention to what medication has to be taken on empty stomach and before other meds need a 2 hr wait etc.
Absolutely take the pro biotics and even more than usual to help keep replacing the good bacteria being eradicated by the antibiotics. I made sure I was taking pro biotics also and I have no gastric problems and wanted to keep it that way...lol.
I was a nervous wreck this was going to mess things up big time for hubby and he did fine. The toughest part was sticking to the medication regimine - setting the alarm clock to start the process - the Pepto Bismol (yuck!) Good luck.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month