Study Demonstrating Simple, Cheap and Effective Regimen forHelicobacter Pylori Eradication at a Teaching Hospital of Sindh


  • Author- Atif Sitwat Hayat, Naila Shaikh, Ghulam Nabi Pathan, Sobia Ghulam Nabi Pathan


Objective: Without or partial treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with chronic gastritis and gastric malignancies in our setup. The aim of this study is to plan a simple, cheap and effective regimen for eradication of H. pylori infection at a teaching hospital of Sindh.


We performed a retrospective study comprising of 185 stool antigen test positive patients at Medicine Department of Suleiman Roshan Medical College Hospital Tando-Adam Sanghar Sindh from 01 January to 30th October 2023. These treatment naïve patients were prescribed seven days triple therapy regimen containing vonoprazan 20 mg bid, amoxicillin 1.0 gm bid and tinidazole 500 mg bid daily. The eradication of H. pylori was confirmed via stool antigen test performed four weeks after completion of therapy.


 Intention-to-treat and per-protocol analyses discovered that our regimen showed better eradication rate 88.2% (95% CI, 80-95%) and 91.89% (95% CI, 84-97%) respectively. Major adverse effects were noted in 15 (8.82%) of patients and only 05 (2.94%) still remained positive after completion of therapy


 Seven days vonoprazan-based triple therapy is a potential first line H. pylori eradication regimen in developing countries as it is simple (low pills burden), cheap, shorter duration of treatment and fewer major adverse effects.


Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori), Simple, cheap and effective regimen, Vonoprazan-based triple therapy, Major adverse effects.