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Pomona, CA
A 19-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tablets to start working?

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 nothing else going on

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A 19-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for liquid Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to start working?

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Depends...: For gastritis, dyspepsia: within minutes. For diarrhea, generally longer (has a weak effect on diarrhea).
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Can you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) with amonium ad?

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Imodium (loperamide) A-D ?: Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and Imodium (loperamide) have no interactions. They can be taken together.
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Can you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) the month that it expires?

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Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Yes: It should be no problem as long as it hasn't expired yet.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in April

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: It will still have the same effect as long as the bottle had not previously been opened.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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Expired medicine: It really depends on how expired it is. But I would say in this case no don't take it.

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