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Bismuth Subsalicylate Uses
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 ›
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
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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