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What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

Indigestion relief: If the indigestion is due to gerd, avoiding fatty food, eating small frequent meals, and avoiding foods that make one feel worse may help to relieve symptoms. Proton pump inhibitors (ppis) such as Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) may help as well. Seeing a physician is recommended. If chest pain, shortness of breath or severe symptoms, go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more


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I'm taking omeprazole, amoxicilin, bismuth,azithromycine and I did a brain MRI. Were those drugs bad for doing MRI?

I'm taking omeprazole, amoxicilin, bismuth,azithromycine and I did a brain MRI. Were those drugs bad for doing MRI?

No relation: No relation between your meds and the brain MRI. Metal based devices, such as pacemakers, cochlear implants and alike would be of concern. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How effective is bismuth?

How effective is bismuth?

By itself? Not very: Your question is not very specifications you should resubmit. I assume you are inquiring about abdominal discomfort. It is a reasonable over the counter first aid but if symptoms are severe or persist its not going to cut it. It will turn your stool black which could also be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding and this may mask a problem. See a doctor if discomfort is severe or more than 48hrs. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Interaction: Your physician or pharmacist can answer your question. I think it's ok to take peptobismol as long as you wait an hour or two after taking the bactrim. Bear in mind that peptobismol often causes the stool to be black. ...Read more

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How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

Bismuth: Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago. Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan. ...Read more

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How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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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Need expert opinions about skin aging in bismuth oxychloride?

Need expert opinions about skin aging in bismuth oxychloride?

Mineral makeup: There are many mineral makeup apps that have this compound. It can be very irritating and actually cause a rash. It does not seem to help in terms of anti aging. If it does irritate your skin i would look for one without it you can certainly find a list on the internet. ...Read more

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I took citric magnesium and pepto bismuth?

Expect BM: Depending upon how much you took you should be due for a bowel movement. ...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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Can oil of bismuth be used to treat lichen planus ?

Can oil of bismuth be used to treat lichen planus ?

Questionable: Articles from 1930's mention using injections of bismuth salicylate in oil as adjunctive treatment for difficult cases of lichen planus, but other articles suggest this drug can cause the condition, which the authors term an auto-immune disease. A homeopathic doctor claims to have success in treating lichen planus but doesn't reveal his formula. Better to see traditional dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Definition)

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