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Can Pepto Bismol Cause Black Diarrhea
I'm having watery stools which are black in color, I've taking pepto bismul and still no relief. What can I do to relieve this diarrhea?
Be seen: The black color is most likely due to the bismuth in the pepto-bismol, but you should be seen to get some diarrhea medication and possible testing. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Immodium seems to help with chronic diarrhea after surgery. However, it appears to cause severe bloating. Would pepto bismal help with bloating?
Assess your diet: Imodium (loperamide) is a motility modifier. It takes the number of squeeze messages in the gut & slows them down, so things are pushed along slower. If you are bloating, it is likely this effects how the gas your digestion makes moves along in the same way. You need to reduce gas producing foods in your diet (like cauliflower, beans) & take a probiotic to alter your gas production. Pepto may have a placebo effect ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for two days I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) today and within the first 2 hours it turned my stool black. Is this the pepto bislmol that did this cause it was normal the first two days?
Hi.: Hi. The bismuth in pepto-bismol can cause black stools. Black stools that are very tarry/ sticky and smell really bad can be a sign of gastro-intestinal bleeding. There are quick tests that can be done to see if there is blood in the stool. Take care. ...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?
Expired mediciation: Most likely the medication is still okay. However I would throw it out and simply pick up a new bottle. It's not expensive. ...Read more
I've been vomiting and having diarrhea for a few hours. If I take pepto bismal tablets, how long do I have to keep them down for it to work?
See a doctor: What's concerning more is vomiting and inability to keep things down, you may get dehydrated easily, try clear water /fluids, to help replace fluid loss, till seen by your doctor, good luck ...Read more
I had diarrhea yesterday morning 3 times, it stopped and it happened again at work once; I took Pepto Bismol and the diarrhea stopped completely, YAY! But now I have this full feeling and my stools are black, why? I'm a little nervous about this.
Melena: Black stools may be due to the bismuth in peptobismol, but one can never make this assumption until the stool has been tested for the presence of blood, which is the more common cause. In your case it is probably the PB, but best to go and be tested. Very easily done. ...Read more
I was wondering if I could take pepto-bismol to help ease diarrhea caused by antibiotics (Biaxin)?
Probiotic: I would use probiotics available at almost every drug store ...Read more
Can I give my 13yr old daughter some pepto bismal. She was diagnosed w/gastroenteritis on 3/27/13.She stills have a lil diarrhea only. So can I or not?
No: While the risk is fairly small, salicylates (such as Bismuth Subsalicylate in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) adult version) has been linked with reye syndrome in children, even up to the teenage years. You can consider getting the children's version of the medication, which does not have the salicylate in it. ...Read more
Ok took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and went to have diarrhea and when wiped had blood and in toilet what's this mean? Cause wasn't having before.
Should I go to the er? I have had diarrhea for constantly for over 6 months and counting. It is getting harder and harder to keep continent. There are no stomach pains, nor is there any blood in the stools. I can take pepto bismal but it only stops the sy
Hello.: Hello. Usually would recommend going to the emergency room for acute problem. Diarrhea for six months should be medically evaluated. However, since you are stable and the symptoms have lasted for six months, at this point you might wish to schedule an appointment with your family physician or a gastrenterologist. Take care. I hope you find the answer to you loose stools. ...Read more
I took 2 pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) pills and they haven't worked yet I have diarrahea and it hasn't gotten any better ive lost 2 pounds what should I do?
What is pepto bismol used for? And can I use it for acid reflux after a meal? I'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and synthroid. Also having diarreah
Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is used for nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea. Since heartburn is a common signs of acid reflux, most likely pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will help. Consult your doctor about a medication you can take if this over the counter drug does not help. Always consult your doctor about mixing medications as well since I am not familiar with your medical history. ...Read more
I am taking a zpack and on day 3, I have an upset stomach and some diarreha, can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?
Yes!: There are no known interactions between azithromycin (Z-pak) and Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). To reduce upset stomach and diarrhea, take the z-pak with food, like a large meal such as dinner. You can also take Immodium AD to minimize diarrhea. After you finish the antibiotics, your upset stomach and diarrhea should go away in a few days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: alternative: A better alternative would be forcing 2 type of fluids: electrolyte rich (powerade, gatorade, vitamin water) and protein rich fluids (broth, boullion, consume') along with Imodium (loperamide) ad as directed. Pepto bismol is bismuth which cannot hurt you- but can make your tongue turn black. ...Read more
My dads been having diarrhea for 3 days now 5x a day. Is that bad or serious? I told him to get pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)
Self-limited: Most causes of acute diarrhea (less than 3 weeks in duration) are self-limited and will resolve on their own without any specific treatment. Ensuring that one does not become dehydrated is the most important intervention. Use pedialyte, or other similar liquids to staty hydrated. The elderly are at risk especially if they are taking water-pills or have kidney, heart or liver diseases. ...Read more
Need expert help. I am taking zythromac and I have really bad diarrhea. Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to relieve it?
I am having loose, orange colored diarrhea, the consistency of pureed carrots. 10BM's over the past 8 hrs. I have taken 12 chewable Pepto-Bismol tab?
Diarrhea: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. 12 chew-able Peptobismal tablets is not a good idea. ...Read more
How come I had some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and travelers diarrhea but its not helping?
Mechanical action: Peptobismol is not a cure for travelers diarrhea (which may be produced by several different microorganisms and sometimes requires antibiotic treatment unless spontaneously resolves), but it provides some degree of symptomatic relief, the degree of effectiveness dependent upon the underlying disease. ...Read more
I just took 2 doses of pepto bismol for diarrhea but it's not helping my nausea at all. Is it safe to take zofran?
Can a 17 month old take regular pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) (but a lesser dose) for diarrhea?
Since last night my stomachache is cramping and have diarrhea real bad I've been taking pepto bismol but it's not working seems like it's getting wors?
Food. ..48 hours: Since it came so sudenly it sounds most likely related to something you ate. Any blood in stool?, dark?, are you able to drink liquids? At this point if no fever, blood in stool - you needs to stay only on liquid diet with gradual addition of food as rice, broth. Also Try High potency Probiotic (Kefir, Yogurt - plain, + if supplement available VSL#3). Avoid sweets, milk, fry food, greasy food. ...Read more
Yes: There is no harmful interaction with peptobismol and prunes. Bear in mind that peptobismol can make your stool black in color. ...Read more
Heavy diarrhea not cured by pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) and loud growling noises from lower stomach for more than 12 hours. Should I be concerned?
I have had watery diarrhea for the past 4 days. I also have mild nausea and lack of appetite. Pepto bismol is not helping. What should I do?
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