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Pylera Capsules

Pylera Capsules Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking Pylera (Pylera Capsules)?

You should not use this medication if:

  • you have kidney disease;
  • you are pregnant or breast-feeding;
  • you have taken disulfiram (Antabuse) in the past 14 days; or
  • you are allergic to bismuth subcitrate potassium, metronidazole, or tetracycline.

To make sure Pylera is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease;
  • a blood cell disorder; or
  • any type of infection.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 8 years old. Tetracycline can cause permanent yellowing or graying of the teeth, and it can affect a child's growth.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Tetracycline can cause permanent tooth discoloration later in life and can also affect a child's growth.

Tetracycline can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking Pylera.

Metronidazole and tetracycline can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed while you are using this medication or within 24 hours after your treatment ends. If you use a breast pump during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.

How should I take Pylera (Pylera Capsules)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Pylera is usually given 4 times per day (after meals and at bedtime), while taking omeprazole 2 times per day (after breakfast and dinner). Follow your doctor's instructions.

Take your medicine with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Swallow the capsule whole.

Pylera may cause your tongue to become darker in color. It may also cause your stools to appear black in color. These are harmless and temporary side effects.

Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, usually 10 days. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Pylera will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Pylera. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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