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I've been taking 15ml of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for five days now. what happens if i continue? is it bad to drink that much?

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Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Not really: 15 ml dose is OK, excessive use may not help. You should stop and investigate the symptoms that you need the medicine for. Please see a physician
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): probably nothing but taking Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) over a prolonged period may lead to constipation, black stool and black tongue

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A female asked:

I've been taking 15mL of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for five days now. Is that bad? Should I stop? What happens if I continue?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Well...: It isn't horrible, but pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains salicylate (aspirin) so you can get ringing of your ears, vertigo. Long term use also can make your tongue black and your stools grayish black. (It goes away when you stop taking it) I'm more concerned about why you need to take it for 5 days. Pepto is really for a short term illness, not long term use. It may be time to see a doctor.

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