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Does Pepto Bismol Cause Constipation
Yes, yes: Bismuth, the main ingredient in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) will turn the stools black transiently and may lead to temporary constipation. Ifr the black stools continue days after use of pepto, you need to see a GI doctor to be evaluated for an upper GI source of bleeding from your stomach which will also cause the stools to be black. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently taking 30ml 4x a day of Pepto bismol for a duration of 14 days; i.e 525ml of the heavy metal med. This is my eighth day, and I have been constipated since day 1. Am I at risk for toxicity if I carry on? Especially due to constipati
Why are you taking: Pepto-Bismol. Pepto is usually used to treat diarrhea and you are constipated. So quit taking it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes: The commonest side effects from pepto are black stool, black tongue, constipation and - if really overdone - tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Of course you are taking the pepto short-term for soemthing; if you feel the need to continue it for more than 2 weeks you should see your md. ...Read more
Can C diff cause appendicitis? Does Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) effect testing of C diff?
How to stop feeling nausea if caused by gastritis? I took Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and did not work.
I've read that barium or bismuth (even pepto-bismol) can interfere with bone scan results. Do they tend to cause false positives or false negatives?
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?
If you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for a month, can it eventually cause malabsorption and loose/soft stool?
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)?
can interfere: Do not take any medications with bismuth, such as pepto-bismol, for four days before the scheduled scan.Barium and bismuth can interfere with test results.These metals interfere with results of scan by absorbing some of gamma rays from radio tracer causing artifacts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter took 2 pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) chewable tablets at about 1130pm Thursday night. Today her stools are black. Could it still be caused by the medicine?
Yes: Pepto-Bismol is well known for causing black stools. This is of no concern. Her stool will return to normal within a day or two. ...Read more
Not likely.: It is often given to cure exactly the symptoms you describe. The reason you took it? Could this be the source of your symptoms? ...Read more
Is it safe to take Zantac (ranitidine) or pepto bismol to help with heartburn caused by taking clindamycin? I have no other side effects at the moment.
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
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