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if you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for a month, can it eventually cause malabsorption and loose/soft stool?

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Dr. Jean Yared
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Possibly: Overdose of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause diarrhea. Please hold it and consult with your doctor of why you're taking it everyday and what alternative treatment might help your condition.

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