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can pepto bismol cause diarrhea

A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Assess your diet: Imodium (loperamide) is a motility modifier.It takes the number of squeeze messages in the gut & slows them down, so things are pushed along slowe ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sleeping?: Sleeping while having diarrhea can be risky/ messy. The cause of the diarrhea is important to know. Diarrhea alone does not usually cause hot flashes. ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: you can, however it is better to wait until the effect if the laxative wears off, Pepto-bismol isn't just an antidote to the laxative,
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Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Expired mediciation: Most likely the medication is still okay. However I would throw it out and simply pick up a new bottle. It's not expensive.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a doctor: What's concerning more is vomiting and inability to keep things down, you may get dehydrated easily, try clear water /fluids, to help replace fluid lo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
When appropriate:: With travel to places where bacterial diarrhea is common. For viral diarrhea, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) alone is better.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No: While the risk is fairly small, salicylates (such as Bismuth Subsalicylate in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) adult version) has been linked wit ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diarrhea: The answer is it depends. If you do not have an infection, then peptobismol, could help. However if you have an infection related to antibiotic use, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: The black color is most likely due to the bismuth in the pepto-bismol, but you should be seen to get some diarrhea medication and possible testing.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Gi bleeding: Blood in a stool may be from inflamed hemorrhoids or rectal fissure or sign of internal gastrointestinal bleeding, such as ulcer or bleeding colonic p ... Read More

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