What is Pylera?

Pylera is a combination medication used to treat the bacteria that cause peptic ulcers. Each Pylera capsule contains three medicines: the antimicrobial drug bismuth subcitrate, the antibiotic metronidazole and the antibiotic tetracycline.

Pylera is prescribed in 10-day courses, with four doses (12 pills total) each day. It is prescribed along with the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole (Prilosec, Omesec) to stop the growth of Helicobacter pylori bacteria and to keep ulcers from coming back.