Can I use Helidac Therapy if I am breastfeeding?

Helidac Therapy, a combination of drugs used to treat peptic ulcers, is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding. The antibiotics in the combo, metronidazole and tetracycline, both pass into breast milk. Animal studies suggest that metronidazole might cause tumors in nursing infants; tetracycline can cause damage to a baby's developing teeth.

If you develop a peptic ulcer while breastfeeding, you and your doctor should decide together whether you should discontinue breastfeeding in order to start Helidac Therapy.

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