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Bismuth Subsalicylate Uses
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?
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
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
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
Yes: Common side effect; also darkens the tongue (temporarily!). ...Read more
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