The current drug shortage crisis involving multiple oral antibiotics has significantly impacted preferred therapeutic options for
treatment of H.pylori infection. Pharmacists may help alleviate the impact of this shortage through a proposed step-wise approach
which includes proper inventory management, verification of indication, evaluation of regimen, therapeutic monitoring, and
communication with patients and providers regarding alternative therapy or symptomatic relief.
Lamb, Michelle M.; Wu, Weiwei; Lloyd, Ann.
Impact of Antibiotic Shortage on H. Pylori Treatment: A Step-Wise Approach for Pharmacist Management.
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
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