A 39-year-old female asked:
Can you give a 7 year old original pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for diarrhea? my 53lbs 7 year old has diarrhea and going through underwear fast can i give him adult pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) ? and if i can how much can he take?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joy Jacksonanswered
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hopefully : Hopefully your child's illness has passed. If not you should take him in to see the pediatrician. For the future you should not give tour child regular pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Children's pepto is formulated for kids and.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not at all: Regular pepto bismol contains an aspirin related product that has been linked to liver failure/coma/death in kids under 16 if taken during a viral illness.
579 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 22, 2019
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