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Bismuth Tribrom Medication
I'm taking omeprazole, amoxicilin, bismuth,azithromycine and I did a brain MRI. Were those drugs bad for doing MRI?
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 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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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
Questionable: Articles from 1930's mention using injections of bismuth salicylate in oil as adjunctive treatment for difficult cases of lichen planus, but other articles suggest this drug can cause the condition, which the authors term an auto-immune disease. A homeopathic doctor claims to have success in treating lichen planus but doesn't reveal his formula. Better to see traditional dermatologist. ...Read more
What is your: Illness. Please clarify and re-ask.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more
Yes: No problem if they are crushed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It will still have the same effect as long as the bottle had not previously been opened. ...Read more
Yes: It should be no problem as long as it hasn't expired yet. ...Read more
Yes: Will not hurt and may help. Medication is usually effective for 1-2 years after the expiratory date. If there is no benefit you will need to get new. Check it out with the pharmacist as well. All the best. ...Read more
No: no, its ok as long as it's not significantly (like 6 months or more) past expiration. The only problem at that point is potency and theoretical breakdown of the ingredients. However, it usually wouldn't cause any minor harm and definitely not serious harm. ...Read more
I guess you could: but I would avoid it. I'm of the opinion that suspensions should be discarded by the expiration date. I'm ok with expired tablets by several months however as a rule of thumb, if you don't have to take expired medications--don't. ...Read more
Usually 20-30 min : For most people it takes effect within the hour. If your symptoms persist after taking the medication I would follow up with your PCP to make sure nothing else going on ...Read more
Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy. ...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
What will happen if I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for more than the 2 days it recommends?
Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause some Aspirin like effects such as easy bleeding or bruising (though this is quite rare), ringing of the ears, and eventual stomach irritation.
Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will turn your stools black and can do the same to your tongue as well. The warning is on there because ongoing diarrhea is a sign you should seek medical attention and not continue simply taking over the counter medicine. ...Read more