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A 21-year-old female asked:

Hi! i have recently been vomitting up stomach vile (maybe for the past week) and it's not stopping. can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for it?

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Dr. Timothy Farley
General Practice 12 years experience
Yes, but...: If you've been vomiting for a solid week, I would see your doctor as soon as you can regardless. These at worst can be signs of a serious infection or an intestinal blockage. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will be unlikely to help this, though it can be taken.
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