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can you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) with amonium ad?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Imodium (loperamide) A-D ?: Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and Imodium (loperamide) have no interactions. They can be taken together.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Age? indication?: If you're >12 years old, for acute diarrhea, the dose is 2 tabs or 30 ccs every 30-60 minutes as needed with a 24 hour maximum of 16 tabs or 240 ccs. For h. Pylori infection, the dose is 2 tabs or 30 ccs four times a day for 10-28 days. If you have kidney disease, you should avoid it all together or be under medical supervision.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there contraindications to taking bismuth subsalicylate (pepto bismol) 262 mg a few times a week?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Probably not: But best to check with your doctor who knows your medical conditions and other meds that you may take. More importantly, why are you taking it a few times a week and are you masking a medical problem that warrants attention or evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe for me to use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Generally yes.: Apart from Aspirin hypersensitivity, the only major issues with normal doses are discolored (black) stools, potential constipation (it is used for diarrhea).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

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Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Danger and bismuth: Not really, it does not get absorb to the degree of causing harm. But everything in excess might have some consequence. Common sense should prevail while using any medication.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How much bismuth subsalicylate is the usual dose?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
See bottle: See directions on bottle.

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