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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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Pepto bismol before meal or after meal?

Depends: Timing of peptobismol is more dependent on the reason for taking it. If you are using it to treat upset stomach then it should be taken at time of symptoms. ...Read more

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