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Color change of stool from dark green to brownish yellow after taking plyera. Is this normal?

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I'm taking plyera I'm on the 7th day at first my stool was a very dark green now it's starting to lighten up to like a brownish yellow almost is that normal.
Posted Thu, 28 Nov 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Seems to be normal Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting on XXXXXXX Normal color of stool is usually pale yellow but could vary in color based on your diet and if there is presence of a digestive infection. Plyera is a medication with combination of bismuth, metronidazole and tetracycline and together with omeprazole is used for the treatment of H. pylori infection (major cause of gastritis). Your stool lightening up is a good sign and should consider this normal. Meaning plyera is actually having a good effect on your digestive tract. I should not worry much about this. Hope this helps and wish you the best. Feel free to ask any follow-up queries. Dr. Nsah
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