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A 17-year-old male asked:

What is pepto bismol used for? and can i use it for acid reflux after a meal? i'm on toprol (metoprolol) xr and synthroid. also having diarreah

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is used for nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea. Since heartburn is a common signs of acid reflux, most likely pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will help. Consult your doctor about a medication you can take if this over the counter drug does not help. Always consult your doctor about mixing medications as well since I am not familiar with your medical history.
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