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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or bismuth subsalicylate have aspirin in it?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or bismuth subsalicylate have aspirin in it?

Aspirin and lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine): Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) does not have aspirin, but Bismuth Subsalicylate is a sslt of salicylic acid that is the main component of aspirin. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Definition)

Bismuth subsalicylate is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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Is it ok to use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?

Is it ok to use aspirin with helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy?

Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy is used to eliminate h pylori, and duedenal ulcer caused bu h pylori. In my view Aspirin be avoidid as it can cause bleeding from the ulcer, if there is one. If there is no ulcer seen on endoscopic exam, than you can use Aspirin with extreme caution if it is absolutely neccessary to be given. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) liquid if I am taking daily low dose asprin? (81mg)

Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) liquid if I am taking daily low dose asprin? (81mg)

Yes: Yes, once in a while, but if your stool turns dark, you won‘t be able to tell if it is from too much salicylate-caused bleeding or just from pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for nausea and diarrhea and aspirin for fever?

Is it okay to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for nausea and diarrhea and aspirin for fever?

Fluids/Tylenol/Pepto: First of all you need fluids and if you are vomiting what you drink you may have to consult doctor to take something to stop the vomiting or IV fluids to prevent dehydration.You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for temp, pepto bismol though can be taken for mild cases but immodium is a better choice. But if you have high temperature you may need stool culture to rule out salmonela, schigela, e coli or another GI infe. ...Read more

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How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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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What would happen if I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2008?

Nothing: No harm done. Possibly less effective but the military has done study that showed medications just as effective even a decade after expiration date given by manufacturer except a few rare cases such as tetracycline and reconstituted children's liquid antibiotics. So, no worries:) ...Read more

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Why when I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) my stool is black?

Bismuth: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains bismuth which interacts with body to turn stool dark. ...Read more

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Is black watery stool a result of taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is a common cause of black stools. Other common causes include iron intake and an upper GI bleed (stomach, small bowel). ...Read more

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Would pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help my nausea from a food allergy?

Would pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help my nausea from a food allergy?

Food allergies: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www. Boston. Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11/the_dangers_of_dining_out. ...Read more

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Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help get rid of gas and If it does how Long does it take to work?

Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help get rid of gas and If it does how Long does it take to work?

Not very well: Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can soothe an upset stomach and help treat some stomach infections but it doesn't help stomach gas that much. Simethicone products may help. ...Read more

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Hi! I have recently been vomitting up stomach vile (maybe for the past week) and it's not stopping. Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for it?

Yes, but...: If you've been vomiting for a solid week, I would see your doctor as soon as you can regardless. These at worst can be signs of a serious infection or an intestinal blockage. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will be unlikely to help this, though it can be taken. ...Read more

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Having terrible heartburn. I take 20mg Prilosec prescribed everyday. Today its not helping. Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? I've already taken my prilosec?

Having terrible heartburn. I take 20mg Prilosec prescribed everyday. Today its not helping. Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? I've already taken my prilosec?

Needs an EGD: Persistent heartburn while on Omeprazole (prilosec) or other acid blockers needs further testing. Symptoms may be gastric or duodenal ulcers, h pylori infection, hiatal herna, esophageal erosion or ulcers, tumor causing increased acid production and rarely gastric cancer. Avoid the peptobismal and see your familydoctor. ...Read more

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Nuclear bone scan: can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause false positive results? False negative results? How likely @ just normal dose pepto (~1000 mg over 2 hours)?

Nuclear bone scan: can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause false positive results? False negative results? How likely @ just normal dose pepto (~1000 mg over 2 hours)?

Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains bismuth which can block the gamma ray photons which form the bone scan image. As a result bones of the lumbar spine or pelvis can show areas of diminished activity (cold spots) on images acquired from the front (anterior) due to bismuth in the bowel. Routine instructions advise against taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for a week before the bone scan. ...Read more

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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

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

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Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

No harm done: The actual shelf life of Pepto-Bismol is a lot greater than what is indicated by the expiration date. Old Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may lose some of its efficacy, but there are no other significant untoward effects. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2011?

Is it okay to take a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2011?

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

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What is the difference between gas x and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Differences: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is used to treat diarrhea, nausea, heartburn ; indigestion. Gas-x is an antiflatulent. The active ingredient is simethicone. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Definition)

Diphenoxylate hydrochloride|atropine is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more