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pepto bismol how long does it take to work

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Not very well: Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can soothe an upset stomach and help treat some stomach infections but it doesnt help stomach gas that much. Si ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Peptobismol: Bismuth sub salicylate has been stated to treat many gastrointestinal disorders. It is pink and you can buy it over the counter. It does contain aspir ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It may not: Pepto may not be strong enough to counteract damage done by the nsaid. If the pain has worsened suddenly, consider visiting the ED for an evaluation ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually 20-30 min : For most people it takes effect within the hour. If your symptoms persist after taking the medication I would follow up with your PCP to make sure n ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
24 years experience Urgent Care
Depends...: For gastritis, dyspepsia: within minutes. For diarrhea, generally longer (has a weak effect on diarrhea).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): There should be a dose on the bottle, labelled '12 years and older'.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Depakote problematic: Drugs.com identifies no interactions of PeptoBismol with Aptiom or topiramate. Also, small single doses of salicylates are unlikely to cause significa ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
See GI MD: 5 days is just too long for "indigestion". The possibilities are numerous but include ulcer disease and gallbladder issues for starters...
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