Helidac Chewable Tablet 262.4-250-500Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Helidac: Chewable tablet (262.4-250-500mg)

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Helidac Therapy Kit
Prometheus Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PG 11,PG 12,Z 2971 
Drug Image file DrugItem_7284.JPG
Helidac Therapy Kit
Prometheus Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PG 11,PG 12,Z 2971 
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Helidac Therapy Kit
Prometheus Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PG 11,PG 12,Z 2971 

What is this Medicine?

BISMUTH SUBSALICYLATE; METRONIDAZOLE; TETRACYCLINE (biz muth sub sa LIS i late; me troe NI da zole; tet ra SYE kleen) is a combination antibiotic. It is used to treat stomach ulcers associated with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection.

In-Depth Information

Helidac Therapy Kit

NDC: 654830495
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Eradication, Duodenal Ulcer

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Dyspepsia, Gastric Ulcer

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Helidac Therapy Kit
Drug Image file DrugItem_7282.JPG
Prometheus Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PG 11,PG 12,Z 2971 
Shape: capsule,round
Color: orange,pink,white
Drug Image file DrugItem_7284.JPG
Prometheus Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PG 11,PG 12,Z 2971 
Shape: capsule,round
Color: orange,pink,white
Drug Image file DrugItem_7283.JPG
Prometheus Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: PG 11,PG 12,Z 2971 
Shape: capsule,round
Color: orange,pink,white

Reported Side Effects for Helidac Therapy Kit

Belching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Urine Discoloration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
<2.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Blockage Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stool Discoloration Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tongue Discoloration Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
6.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Helidac Therapy Kit

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Helidac Therapy Kit(Metronidazole)
Alcohol and Metronidazole(Metronidazole)
When Alcohol is taken by patients receiving Metronidazole, an extremely unpleasant reaction can occur. This reaction includes flushing, throbbing headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, and other effects that may last from 30 minutes to several hours. You should not drink alcoholic beverages or use medicines that contain a large amount of alcohol while taking Metronidazole. Also continue to avoid Alcohol for about 2-3 days after stopping Metronidazole. Interactions with Metronidazole vaginal or topical skin products are not likely.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Helidac Therapy Kit(Bismuth Subsalicylate)
Alcohol and Salicylates(Bismuth Subsalicylate)
Side effects from this drug may get worse if you drink alcohol-containing drinks. If you have persistent stomach upset, vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds, or have black, tarry stools, contact your health care provider immediately. Avoid alcohol containing drinks while taking aspirin. Alcohol intake should be limited even with short term use of aspirin or related pain relievers.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Helidac Therapy Kit(Metronidazole)
Food and Metronidazole(Metronidazole)
Most forms of metronidazole may be taken without regard to meals or food. However, extended-release metronidazole tablets, like Flagyl ER, should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Do not use alcoholic beverages (or take alcohol-containing medicines) while taking or within 2-3 days after stopping Metronidazole to limit the possibility of side effects. When Alcohol is taken by patients receiving Metronidazole, an extremely unpleasant reaction can occur. This reaction includes flushing, throbbing headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, and other effects that may last from 30 minutes to several hours. Interactions with Metronidazole vaginal or topical skin products are not likely.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Calcium-containing foods and Helidac Therapy Kit(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Calcium-containing foods and Tetracycline Hydrochloride(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Specific food that is high in calcium such as dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese) can decrease the absorption of Tetracycline (Antibiotic) from the stomach. Taking dairy product or other high-calcium foods together together with Tetracycline can decrease the effectiveness of Tetracycline to treat an infection. To limit this interaction, take Tetracycline at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or milk.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Foods High in Iron and Helidac Therapy Kit(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Foods High in Iron and Tetracycline Hydrochloride(Tetracycline Hydrochloride)
Specific food that is high in calcium such as dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, or cottage cheese) can decrease the absorption of Tetracycline (Antibiotic) from the stomach. Taking dairy product or other high-calcium foods together together with Tetracycline can decrease the effectiveness of Tetracycline to treat an infection. To limit this interaction, take Tetracycline at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or milk.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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