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Gave Child Pepto Bismol
Not recommended: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has a component salycelate that was linled with a devistating disease called reye's syndrome in the 70's & 80's. After physicians stopped recomending salycelate products there was a rapid decline in the frequency of that problem. Discuss your concern with your physician for the best possible comfort meds. ...Read more
I gave my 15 year old son 30mls of pepto bismol about an hour and half ago. He has a prescription for promethazine. Is it safe to let him take it?
Yes, but...: The Promethazine is fine, but I'm not a fan of Pepto-Bismol in kids. It contains an ingredient the body metabolizes to essentially aspirin, which is a big NO NO in kids during influenza season. I've actually seen a 5 year old die of aspirin overdose from taking Pepto...just not a fan of it in kids... ...Read more
I gave my 8 year old a half dose of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) caplets for an upset stomach is that dose ok for him?
Low: You could use a regular dose with no problems ...Read more
Meds: Yes, but why on earth do you need all three? ...Read more
Safe: There is nothing in this that will degrade in a dangerous manner. You may safely drink pepto bismol that is several years expired. ...Read more
Similar drugs: The active ingredient in pepto, bismuth subsalicylate, is chemically very similar to Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). Taking the two together could increase your risk for side effects like bleeding in your stomach. This is especially true if you have clotting problems like von willibrand factor deficiency. ...Read more
?? -Pepto: Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and nausea. Commonly known as pink bismuth, it is also sometimes the active ingredient in Kaopectate. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with lymphosytic colitis in january and given immudium and pepto-bismol with no help. Any other suggestions?
Budesonide or: Others. Follow up with your gastroenterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes you can: No interactions. Good that you asked always exercise caution with multiple medications especially if you are on anxiolytics/antipsychotics, anticoagulants or antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more
See below: IN Nexium, it is esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor. Stomach acids contain hydrogen, a proton. So the proton pump inhibitor decreases transfer of hydrogen to the inside of stomach to make acids. Pepto bismol contains bismuth subsalicylate and it decreases also the secretion of acids into stomach. Also, bismuth can defend against bacteria and virus, and reduce inflammation. ...Read more
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
Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the recent past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the medications. Sometimes, a brand name (such as Pepto-Bismol) changes its ingredients as the years go by. ...Read more
Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal. ...Read more
Not a problem: The ingredients will be insufficiently changed from that expiration date to make a difference. You can take this and get the desired effect without worry. ...Read more
Hi, the pepto-bismol liquid medicine I have says the expiration date is 09/15. Should I still drink it?
Yes: It will not do any harm to take it. ...Read more
May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more