Bismuth subcitrate potassium is a mineral. Metronidazole and tetracycline are antibiotics that fight bacteria in the body. Bismuth subcitrate potassium, metronidazole, and tetracycline (Pylera) is a combination medicine used to treat peptic ulcer (duodenal ulcer) with H pylori infection. Pylera is usually given together with omeprazole (Prilosec). This medication may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pylera treats infections caused by bacteria. If these infections go untreated, they may cause duodenal ulcers.
Pylera is available in capsule form and consists of three major chemical compounds; tetracycline, metronidazole, and bismuth subcitrate potassium. The drug works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and is used to treat patients with stomach or intestinal ulcers.
Pylera should only be administered in cases where it has been proven beyond doubt that the patient has a bacterial infection. Any misuse can lead to the development of a strain of drug-resistant bacteria that would render the drug ineffective for future treatment.
Patients should inform their doctors of their medical history since Pylera has been known to have adverse side effects on patients with a history of certain diseases like kidney disease. Alcohol should be avoided at least three days before and after the prescription. The drug should not be taken with milk.
The side effects of Pylera include headaches, seizures, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to sunlight. If used during pregnancy, it can cause discoloration of the teeth and foetal harm.