When should I call my doctor if I am on Helidac Therapy?

If you're on Helidac Therapy, a combination of medications used to treat peptic ulcers, you should call your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or won't go away:
  • weakness
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • dark urine
  • loss of appetite
  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • dry or sore mouth, or a metallic taste in your mouth

You should tell your doctor immediately -- and stop taking Helidac Therapy -- if any of these potentially more serious side effects occur:

  • numbness, pain or tingling in your hands or feet
  • headache or blurred vision
  • seizures
  • dizziness
  • difficulty with speaking or coordination
  • ringing in the ears
  • confusion or agitation
  • vaginal itching and/or discharge
  • fever, sore throat or other signs of infection
  • bloody or tarry stools
  • nausea or vomiting
  • itching, hives or a rash

While you're on Helidac Therapy, you may notice a temporary darkening of your tongue and/or of your stools, but this is harmless. If you discover that you are pregnant while taking Helidac, call your doctor immediately -- the medications that make up Helidac Therapy may harm a developing fetus.

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