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What is bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline?

Bismuth subsalicylate-metronidazole-tetracycline is a combination of antibiotics used against the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Infections involving these bacteria are common to stomach ulcers. Bismuth subsalicylate-metronidazole-tetracycline kills the bacteria and keeps the ulcers from recurring. This combination of antibiotics is a prescription medication that appears under the brand name Helidac.

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