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Avoid Pylobact 500mg/20mg/250mg kit with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
Pylobact 500mg/20mg/250mg kit may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pylobact 500mg/20mg/250mg kit may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Tinidazole(500 mg)


Tinidazole is used to treat bacterial and protozoal (parasitic), infections of the blood, lungs, chest, skin, womb lining, gums (gingivitis), genitals (trichomoniasis, vaginitis) or stomach (ulcers, amoebiasis or giardiasis).

How it works

Tinidazole belongs to a class of drugs called as nitroimidazole antibiotics that act against microbes like protozoa and anaerobic bacteria. It enters the cells of bacteria or protozoa, damages or interfere s in the production of their DNA; thereby killing them and reducing the infection.

Common side effects

Numbness, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Swelling of mouth, Lip swelling, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Constipation, Convulsion, Dizziness, Altered taste, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Stomach cramp, Stomach upset, Urticaria, Vomiting, Weakness
Omeprazole(20 mg)


Omeprazole is used to treat frequent persistent heartburn, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD; flow of bitter fluid into mouth, and upper abdominal/ epigastric pain); and other diseases caused by excessive stomach acid. It is also used to help in the healing of the food pipe (esophagus) when it gets damaged by excessive stomach acid ( erosive esophagitis). 

How it works

Omeprazole belongs to class of medications called proton pump inhibitors. It blocks the activity of the proton pumps in the stomach wall that produce acid, thereby reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Acne-like rash, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Hip fracture, Itching, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Tingling sensation
Clarithromycin(250 mg)


Clarithromycin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, ears, sinuses and throat. It is also used in combination with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers caused by bacteria (Helicobacter pylori).

How it works

Clarithromycin belongs to class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. Clarithromycin stops the production of protiens inside the bacteria thereby stopping bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Blisters on skin, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Hoarseness of voice, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Chills, Fever


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Expert advice for PYLOBACT

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy or numb after taking tinidazole.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication and for 3 days afterwards. Alcohol may cause an upset stomach, vomiting, stomach cramps, headaches, sweating, and flushing (redness of the face).
Do not take the medicine:
  • If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • If you have blood disorders at present or in the past.
  • If you have brain diseases such as epilepsy (fits).
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
Consult your doctor if you are taking any prescription drugs, especially drugs used for thinning of blood such as warfarin.

Frequently asked questions for PYLOBACT


Q. Is tinidazole or Fasigyn an antibiotic/sulfa drug?
Tinidazole is an antibiotic/anti-protozoal/anti-amoebic drug. It is not a sulfa drug.
Q. Is tinidazole available or sold over the counter?
No. Tinidazole is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is tinidazole the same as metronidazole/Flagyl?
Tinidazole is different from metronidazole (also called as Flagyl). However, both of them belong to the same class of drugs.
Q. Is tinidazole/Fasigyn safe?
Yes. Tinidazole is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. What are Tiniba and Fasigyn used for?
Tiniba and Fasigyn are brand names of tinidazole available in the market. They are used for the same indications as tinidazole.
Q. Can I take tinidazole with fluconazole/Tylenol/ibuprofen?
Tinidazole can be taken with fluconazole/Tylenol (paracetamol)/ibuprofen only if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does tinidazole cure bacterial vaginosis and UTI?
Tinidazole is effective in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. But it is not used for treatment of UTI.
Q. Does tinidazole cause yeast infections/diarrhea/cancer?
Prolonged use of tinidazole may cause candida or yeast infections. There is no evidence of tinidazole causing cancer. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does tinidazole treat Chlamydial or urinary tract infections?
Yes. Tinidazole is used to treat Chlamydial infections, but is not effective for treating a urinary tract infection.
Q. Does tinidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of tinidazole affecting birth control. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking tinidazole.


Q. Is omeprazole the same as Prilosec/Omez/Omezol or Ocid? 
Yes. These are the brand names for omeprazole.
Q. What is omez?
Omez contains omeprazole. It is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid production in stomach. It is not antacid which reacts and neutralizes acid. It is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria.
Q. Is omeprazole gluten free?
Yes. Omeprazole is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is omeprazole available over the counter?
Omeprazole although available over the counter, it should be taken only on doctor’s advice. 
Q. Can I take omeprazole for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or nausea?
Omeprazole can be used for nausea or other gastric acidity related problems. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition and before taking the drug.
Q. Can I take omeprazole forever?
No. Long term use of omeprazole increases the risk of wrists, hips, or spine fracture.
Q. Can I take omeprazole with ranitidine, paracetamol, doxycycline, or metronidazole?
Yes. You can take omeprazole with ranitidine, paracetamol, doxycycline, or metronidazole.
Q.  Can I take omeprazole with Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium), or Tums (calcium supplements)?
Yes. You can take omeprazole with Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium), or Tums (calcium supplements).
Q. Does omeprazole cause weight gain?
Omeprazole may cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the same.


Q. Is clarithromycin a penicillin, antibiotic, or a fluoroquinolone?
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic, not a penicillin or fluoroquinolone.
Q. Is clarithromycin safe?
Clarithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take clarithromycin for bacterial vaginosis, tooth infection, bladder infection, acne and cystitis?
Clarithromycin can be used to treat bacterial vaginosis unless resistance has not been developed against clindamycin or any macrolide antibiotic (clarithromycin, azithromycin, etc.).
Q. Is clarithromycin gluten free or contain sulfa?
Clarithromycin is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Clarithromycin is not a sulfa drug/does not contain sulpha.
Q. Can I take clarithromycin with amoxicillin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, metronidazole or Nyquil?
Yes clarithromycin can be taken with amoxicillin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, metronidazole or Nyquil. Always consult your physician before use.
Q. Does clarithromycin cause drowsiness, insomnia, or thrush?
Clarithromycin does not cause drowsiness when taken as prescribed. But, it may cause insomnia (sleeplessness) and thrush (infection of mouth caused by candida fungus).
Q. Does clarithromycin affect birth control?
When taken with birth control pills, clarithromycin does not affect birth control.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)