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

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe, why do it?: Pepto also has bismuth in it, which should not be taken in excess. If you are self-treating ongoing GI symptoms, should see a Dr for evaluation and treatment recommendation.

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