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can you give a 4 year old pepto bismol

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: You should not use the adult pepto. It contains salycelates which are linked to Reye Syndrome in kids, a devastating cause of liver failure and death ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Pepto-bismol has the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate, which has been found to be safe and effective for treating “nonspecific diarrhea” in adu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Relax: We try to avoid using any product with salycelates (aspirin like) meds in kids under 16 due to an association with Reye syndrome. That process affecte ... Read More
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Regular pepto contains Bismuth Subsalicylate which is an Aspirin product linked to liver failure and brain damage in kids, a syndrome called reye synd ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
20 years experience General Surgery
Check with PD: The primary symptoms aided by pepto-bismol are nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other temporary discomforts of the stomach ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Old pepto: Throw it away please, too old. Good luck.
A 3-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Ingestion of <150 mg: per kilogram of body weight usually produces no toxicity or mild toxicity. If you are absolutely certain that she ate no more than 2 adult chewable ta ... Read More
A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
RX UNLIKELY: Peptobismal generally well tolerated. 3 tabs still a low dose. It may cause ringing in the ears and dark BM. SEEK evaluation of any other issues deve ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: The Promethazine is fine, but I'm not a fan of Pepto-Bismol in kids. It contains an ingredient the body metabolizes to essentially aspirin, which is a ... Read More

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