Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Helidac
Generic Name: bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline (Pronunciation: BIZ muth sub sa LISS i late, MET roe NYE da zole, and tet ra SYE kleen)
What is bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline (Helidac) (Helidac)?
Bismuth subsalicylate is a mild antibiotic.
Bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline is a combination medicine used to treat peptic ulcer (duodenal ulcer) with H pylori infection.
This medication may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of Helidac (Helidac)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline (Helidac) (Helidac)?
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 8 years old.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Helidac and for at least 1 day after you stop taking it.
Avoid taking Helidac with milk or other dairy products. Also avoid taking the medicine at the same time you take any multivitamins, mineral supplements, or antacids. These products can make it harder for your body to absorb Helidac.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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