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can you give children pepto bismol

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): There should be a dose on the bottle, labelled '12 years and older'.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
According to the: Company "as of spring 2004, the fda required the child dosing directions be removed from the label of all anti-diarrheal products containing bism ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has a component salycelate that was linled with a devistating disease called reye's syndrome in the 70's & 80's. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, : No, you should not. Pepto-bismol contains Bismuth Subsalicylate which should not be used for children under age 12. However, children's pepto antacid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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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