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How long after the expiration date is pepto bismol safe to take?

How long after the expiration date is pepto bismol safe to take?

Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy. ...Read more

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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

Pepto-Bismol is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more

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Is it better to take pepto-bismol before or after meals?

Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismol cause permanent or temporary tinnitus after a 30ml dose?

Can pepto bismol cause permanent or temporary tinnitus after a 30ml dose?

Pepto bismol: One solitary dose of pepto bismol will not cause tinnitus. This product contains salicylate, so larger continuous doses could lead to tinnitus. ...Read more

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My son vomits 1 to 7 times a day. He does not feel sick before or after he vomits and has been doing this for several months and he has tried pepto bismol and Nexium for acid.

Excessive : Excessive vomiting can cause a lot of problems, including electrolyte imbalances and damage to the teeth. 1-7 times per day for several months is definitely excessive. Your son needs to be evaluated by a physician. Assuming that this vomiting is not happening on purpose, he may have an obstruction in his gastrointestinal tract or a problem with the normal contractions of the stomach itself (called gastroparesis). ...Read more

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May I take a pepto bismol tablets an hour after I had taken Garlic Echinacea? I have some nausea.

Stop self-treating!: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more

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Help, I have black faded stool after pepto bismol? Is this normal?

Help, I have black faded stool after pepto bismol? Is this normal?

Yes: The bismuth in Peto Bismol typically turns peoples stools dark. This is normal. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts after eating. Is it better to take pepto bismol or an antacid?

My stomach hurts after eating. Is it better to take pepto bismol or an antacid?

Antacid better: Personally I have never been fond of Pepto Bismol mainly due to its annoying side effect of making your stools turn black which can be alarming for some people. ...Read more

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What is pepto bismol used for? And can I use it for acid reflux after a meal? I'm on toprol XR and synthroid. Also having diarreah

Yes: Pepto bismol is used for nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhea. Since heartburn is a common signs of acid reflux, most likely pepto bismol 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

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