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bismuth subsalicylate

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Age? indication?: If you're >12 years old, for acute diarrhea, the dose is 2 tabs or 30 ccs every 30-60 minutes as needed with a 24 hour maximum of 16 tabs or 240 ccs. ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See bottle: See directions on bottle.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Bismuth subsalicylate is found in peptobismol. Maalox is magnesium and aluminum hydroxide.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It does not.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Possibly: It may, particularly in children and elderly.
A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It will help with gas due to high acid.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Darkstool: Yes.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: You can use it if needed.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): There isn’t certainty about how pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) works but it likely acts as an antimicrobial against some bacteria, reduces GI t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Puri
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Unfortunately they have not been shown to kill the h.pylori bacteria. It is a strong bacteria that needs the right course of treatment, usually what i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronnie Smith
45 years experience in Gastroenterology
I would recommend : Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Caution, it will turn your stool dark or black!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably: Pepto may be used for certain infectious diarrhea prevention, on a daily basis for a few days or weeks. It does contain something similar to aspirin, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: The commonest side effects from pepto are black stool, black tongue, constipation and - if really overdone - tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Of course ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: As far as i can detect, there are no significant interactions between these two drugs per the pdr.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
What is your: Illness. Please clarify and re-ask.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, your tongue too.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Drug interaction checker showed no interaction with dimenhydrinate (gravol) ; pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pepto: No.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: there should be no interactions between the two medicines. See your doctor if they don't work, however. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience in Family Medicine
It's controversial. : It used to be thought it was better to let your system 'cleanse itself ' without medication, but studies have shown this to not be true. Pepto bismol ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Baughn
47 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction betw ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: No problem if they are crushed.
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