Who should not go on Helidac Therapy?

Helidac Therapy, a combination of medications used to treat stomach ulcers caused by bacterial infections, should not be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, children under age 18, people with kidney or liver problems, or people with allergies or hypersensitivities to bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole or any tetracycline antibiotics.

Because it contains a salicylate, Helidac Therapy should not be given to anyone with a known aspirin or salicylate allergy. Talk to your doctor about any medications or supplements you’re currently taking, as he or she may want to change or discontinue your dosage to reduce the risk of drug interactions.

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