What are possible side effects of Pylera?

Possible side effects of Pylera, a pill used to kill the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, can include:
  • 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 Pylera -- if any of these 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
You may also notice a temporary darkening of your tongue and/or of your stools, but this is harmless.

Pylera can also reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills, so you should use a backup contraceptive method while taking this medication.

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