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- clarithromycin, Biaxin
- metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) Antibiotic
- lansoprazole (Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24)
- omeprazole, omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate, Prilosec, Zegerid, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC
- tetracycline (Sumycin [Discontinued])
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
- pantoprazole (Protonix)
- rabeprazole, Aciphex
- esomeprazole (Nexium, Nexium 24HR, Nexium IV)
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