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I have pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) from 2012, that was the expiration date. Is it still good to use now?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Is it safe for me to use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Is it safe for me to use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Generally yes.: Apart from Aspirin hypersensitivity, the only major issues with normal doses are discolored (black) stools, potential constipation (it is used for diarrhea). ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Sleeping?: Sleeping while having diarrhea can be risky/ messy. The cause of the diarrhea is important to know. Diarrhea alone does not usually cause hot flashes. This may be an infectious diarrhea in which case you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?

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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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. Linda Callaghan
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