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Bismuth Citrate Uses
Diagnosed with chronic non-atrophic gastritis H. Pyori +. Is this combination of meds OK?: bismuth potassium citrate/ tinidazole/ clarithromycin.
H pylori regimens: We often use a combination of 3-4 medications for various 7-14d to treat H pylori infections (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3449761/table/t1-ceg-5-151/). There are some concerns for clarithromycin resistance. Don't consume alcohol while taking Metronidazole. While your regimen is "ok", it doesn't appear to match standard of care nor include proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more
I have pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) from 2012, that was the expiration date. Is it still good to use now?
No, I'd replace it: Unfortunately 4 years is probably too long; unless the bottle has an expiration date sometime in the future, I'd get a new one (-: ...Read more
Probably: Pepto may be used for certain infectious diarrhea prevention, on a daily basis for a few days or weeks. It does contain something similar to aspirin, so be sure there are no Aspirin allergies, and no GI system ulcers or bleeding problems. Pepto will turn your bowel movements very dark black. ...Read more
I have just woken up from hot flashes caused by diahrea. I have taken pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Is there any other remedies i could use so i can get some sleep?
Not sure if I have the stomach flu or the indian food i ate didn't sit right. Can I use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to help?
Peptobismol: Sounds reasonable. Try it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a stomach virus I've had it since Tuesday I took Pepto bismuth now my tummy hurts and I have to use the bathroom but I can't what do I do?
Is it ok to use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?
Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy is used to eliminate h pylori, and duedenal ulcer caused bu h pylori.In my view Aspirin be avoidid as it can cause bleeding from the ulcer, if there is one.If there is no ulcer seen on endoscopic exam, than you can use Aspirin with extreme caution if it is absolutely neccessary to be given. ...Read more
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