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Mono, dual and triple moxifloxacin-based therapies for Helicobacter pylori eradication.

Author(s): Di Caro S, Ojetti V, Zocco MA, Cremonini F, Bartolozzi F, Candelli M, Lupascu A, Nista EC, Cammarota G, Gasbarrini A

Affiliation(s): Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Publication date & source: 2002-03, Aliment Pharmacol Ther., 16(3):527-32.

Publication type: Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial

BACKGROUND: Moxifloxacin is a broad spectrum fluoroquinolone with single daily administration, currently used, above all, for respiratory tract infections. AIM: To compare the efficacy of different 1-week moxifloxacin-based Helicobacter pylori eradication regimens. METHODS: One hundred and twenty H. pylori-positive subjects were randomized to receive moxifloxacin (400 mg/day), moxifloxacin (400 mg/day) and lansoprazole (30 mg/day) or moxifloxacin (400 mg/day), lansoprazole (30 mg/day) and clarithromycin (500 mg b.d.). H. pylori status was reassessed 6 weeks after the end of therapy, and both intention-to-treat and per protocol analyses were performed. RESULTS: One hundred and nineteen of the 120 patients completed the study. H. pylori eradication was achieved in 22.5% of patients treated with moxifloxacin, in 33.3% of subjects treated with moxifloxacin and lansoprazole and in 90% of patients treated with moxifloxacin, clarithromycin and lansoprazole. CONCLUSIONS: Mono and dual moxifloxacin-based therapies are not acceptable for H. pylori eradication; conversely, moxifloxacin-based triple therapy may be considered as a new, effective, first-line therapy option.

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