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Gave Child Pepto Bismol To Child
No: Pepto-bismol has the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate, which has been found to be safe and effective for treating “nonspecific diarrhea” in adults. However, Bismuth Subsalicylate is chemically related to Aspirin (acetylsalicylate), which can be dangerous for children. When given during a viral illness, it can cause reye’s syndrome, a rare condition that can involve serious brain damage. ...Read more
Can you give a 7 year old original pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for diarrhea? My 53lbs 7 year old has diarrhea and going through underwear fast can I give him adult pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) ? And if i can how much can he take?
Old pepto: Throw it away please, too old. Good luck. ...Read more
Can a four year old take children's pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and if so how much? She weighs 54lbs. Thanks.
Depends: Regular pepto contains Bismuth Subsalicylate which is an Aspirin product linked to liver failure and brain damage in kids, a syndrome called reye syndrome. This is rare but regular pepto is not recommended for this reason. The company makes a chewable tablet with no salicylate (children's pepto)which can be used at a dose of 1 tablet for a kid of 4. ...Read more
My mom thinks it's okay for me to take 2 year expired pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) is this safe?
Expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): This is always a question - as long as the solution when shaken mixes well then its okay. INmany countries of the world expired medication is commonly used without any problem its only in the USA its frowned upon - its called FDA and making money. ...Read more
I gave 3/4 table spoon of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to 5 year, 9 month old son. Will he be ok?
Can you tell me what number of children's pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) chewable tablets should I take for them to work as an adult?
Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): There should be a dose on the bottle, labelled '12 years and older'. ...Read more
Can a 17 month old take regular pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) (but a lesser dose) for diarrhea?
I'm a 19 year old female and i only have children's chewable pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Is it safe to take?
Yes: It is safe to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probiotics: Agree with dr. C. Zinc has been shown to help kids with zinc deficiency or malnourished kids with gastroenteritis but we don't know about other kids. But probiotics [include lactobacillus] may prevent gastroenteritis in adults and kids. Here's to healthy tummies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would it be ok to give my 4 year old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?
if not what would you recommend I give him for an upset stomach/stomach pain?
Yes: It should be no problem as long as it hasn't expired yet. ...Read more
Child age 7 seems to have the flu can I give her peto bismol? She is age 7 and has vomitting and diareah and doesn't seem to have a fever, can I give her peto bismol for te stomach upset and diareah?
Not recommended: Recommend against use of pepto - bismol by nursing mothers because some may be excreted into breast milk. The salicylate in the pepto- bismol could put the baby at risk for development of reye’s syndrome. ...Read more
Nope: Swallowing gum is harmless and this too, shall pass. ...Read more
my son pediatrician gave him amoxicillin 3/5 ml she also said I can give him 1/4 benedryl or robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) for cough and cold hes 7months is it ok?
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