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What medications make up Helidac Therapy?

Helidac Therapy, a combination of drugs used to treat peptic ulcers, consists of three different types of pills taken together for a 14-day period. Each dose includes two chewable tablets of bismuth subsalicylate (the main ingredient in Pepto-Bismol, which has antimicrobial properties), one tablet of the antibiotic metronidazole and one capsule of the antibiotic tetracycline.

Helidac Therapy is in a class of medications known as antibacterial agents. It is used to kill the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, which causes peptic ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.

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