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Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) turn your stool black? Does it stink?

Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) turn your stool black? Does it stink?

Yes, it can turn: Your stool black. If you have black, tarry, foul smelling stool that would need to be checked out promptly because it can be related to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Why does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) settle stomachs?

Why does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) settle stomachs?

Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): There isn’t certainty about how pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) works but it likely acts as an antimicrobial against some bacteria, reduces GI tract inflammation ; it coats the GI tract preventing excess fluids from being released into the intestines. ...Read more

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Do iron supplements cause black tarry stools?

Do iron supplements cause black tarry stools?

Usually: You shoud check with an md, because it could be something serious, but yes, it can be from iron. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause me to have black stools as well as constipation?

Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause me to have black stools as well as 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 more

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Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) make you constipated?

Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) make you constipated?

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

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Does bismuth subsalicyate cause stomach aches if not needed and black stool?

Does bismuth subsalicyate cause stomach aches if not needed and black stool?

Black stools, yes: Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate)( bismuth subsalicyate), does cause black stools. It should not cause stomach pain. If your pain is persistent or worsening, see your doctor. ...Read more

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