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Helidac Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Helidac)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

If you miss more than 4 doses in a row, call your doctor for instructions.

What happens if I overdose (Helidac)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Helidac (Helidac)?

Avoid taking Helidac with milk or other dairy products. Also avoid taking the medicine at the same time you take any multivitamins, mineral supplements, or antacids. These products can make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.

If you also take cholestyramine or colestipol, do not take these medicines within 2 hours before or after you take Helidac.

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Helidac and for at least 1 day after you stop taking it. Drinking alcohol while taking Helidac may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, or flushing (warmth, redness, tingly feeling).

Check the labels of any medicines or food products you use to make sure they do not contain alcohol.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Helidac can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking Helidac and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

What other drugs will affect Helidac (Helidac)?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with Helidac, especially:

  • aspirin;
  • cimetidine;
  • lithium;
  • probenecid;
  • any other type of antibiotic;
  • birth control pills;
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
  • oral diabetes medication; or
  • seizure medicine such as phenytoin or phenobarbital.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Helidac, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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