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What should I avoid while taking Pylera?

While taking Pylera, a medication used to treat peptic ulcers, you should avoid products with alcohol or propylene glycol, prolonged exposure to sunlight and any medications that may interact with the ingredients in Pylera. These can include:
  • disulfiram (Antabuse)
  • penicillin
  • certain anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
  • cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
  • phenobarbital (Luminal)
  • phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • probenecid (Col-probenecid, Probalan)
  • sulfinpyrazone
  • diabetes medications
If you take antacids containing aluminum, calcium, magnesium or sodium bicarbonate, or a zinc supplement, take them one to two hours before or one to two hours after a dose of Pylera. Foods that contain calcium should be taken at least two hours before or one hour after Pylera. Iron supplements should be taken at least three hours before or two hours after.

You should also avoid becoming pregnant, since Pylera may harm a developing fetus.

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