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Bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline Side Effects

Applies to bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline: oral capsule

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline:

More common:
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • chills
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • shivering
  • sore or dry throat
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • sweating
  • trouble with sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
Less common:
  • Back pain
  • body aches or pain
  • burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  • chest pain
  • congestion
  • dizziness
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • hoarseness
  • itching of the vagina or genital area
  • lack or loss of strength
  • lower back or side pain
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • painful or difficult urination
  • rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tenderness in the stomach area
  • thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  • trouble with swallowing
  • voice changes
Rare
  • Bloated
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • full feeling
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • passing gas
  • shortness of breath or trouble with breathing
  • skin rash
  • tightness of the chest or wheezing

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Black or dark tongue
  • black stools
Less common:
  • Change in taste, or bad, unusual, or unpleasant aftertaste
  • dry mouth
  • fear or nervousness

Not all side effects for bismuth subcitrate potassium / metronidazole / tetracycline may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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