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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
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
Is bismuth subsalicylate an antibiotic?Should it be considered as an antibiotic to use every 6 to 12 hours regularly not betweenwhiles?
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?
By itself? Not very: Your question is not very specifications you should resubmit. I assume you are inquiring about abdominal discomfort. It is a reasonable over the counter first aid but if symptoms are severe or persist its not going to cut it. It will turn your stool black which could also be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding and this may mask a problem. See a doctor if discomfort is severe or more than 48hrs. ...Read more
Bismuth: Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago. Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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