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A 16-year-old female asked:

May i take a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tablets an hour after i had taken garlic echinacea? i have some nausea.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Stop self-treating!: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause--see doc.

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Last updated Apr 11, 2016

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