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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) pills work if crushed?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: No problem if they are crushed.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help gas and if it does how Long do does it take to work?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Peptobismol: Bismuth sub salicylate has been stated to treat many gastrointestinal disorders. It is pink and you can buy it over the counter. It does contain aspirin which is absorbed. It does not specifically treat gas but slows down your bowel. It stars it helps indigestion and heartburn. It works rapidly within 15-30 minutes. It should not be given to children. It also interferes with other drugs. Best.
A 41-year-old female asked:

Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction between the two.
Last updated Jan 30, 2020


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