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Can You Take Pepto Bismol While On Antibiotics
Is it okay to take pepto-bismol with an antibiotic? Will it interfere with the absorption of the antibiotic?
May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It should be no problem as long as it hasn't expired yet. ...Read more
Yes: No interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: No contraindications to these two medications are reported. ...Read more
Yes: One h.Pylori treatment regime would use peptobismo and prilosec. ...Read more
Peptobismul: That should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for a month, could it eventually cause. Malabsorption and soft/loose stool?
Maybe, why do it?: Pepto also has bismuth in it, which should not be taken in excess. If you are self-treating ongoing GI symptoms, should see a Dr for evaluation and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the recent past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the medications. Sometimes, a brand name (such as Pepto-Bismol) changes its ingredients as the years go by. ...Read more
Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal. ...Read more
Not a problem: The ingredients will be insufficiently changed from that expiration date to make a difference. You can take this and get the desired effect without worry. ...Read more
Salycilate: Pepto contains bismuth subsalycilate. Aspirin is also a salycilate. Because they both have that in them, it was assumed (a long time ago) that it might cause more bleeding, but that has never been proven. Pepto also turns the stool black. Ulcer bleeding can also turn the stool black. So, pepto covers up an important sign of bleeding ulcer complacation. Single use not bad, chronic use not good ...Read more
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
Pepto + Imodium (loperamide): This should be no problem and often these two drugs are prescribed together. I would recommend that you space each drug as far apart from the other drug as possible. This way the pepto bismol will not interfere with the system absorption of the imodium (loperamide). ...Read more
Yes: It will still have the same effect as long as the bottle had not previously been opened. ...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
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
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