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Dr. Ira Katz
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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Overview)

Bismuth subsalicylate is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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

Dr. Ira Katz
37 doctors shared insights

Bismuth Subsalicylate (Overview)

Bismuth subsalicylate is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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Is it safe for me to use peptobismol(bismuth subsalicylate) on a trip daily?

Is it safe for me to use peptobismol(bismuth subsalicylate) on a trip daily?

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

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How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Is there bismuth subsalicylate in maalox?

Is there bismuth subsalicylate in maalox?

No: Bismuth subsalicylate is found in peptobismol. Maalox is magnesium and aluminum hydroxide. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use peptobismol(bismuth subsalicylate) on a trip daily?

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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

Pepto-Bismol is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more