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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

Pepto-Bismol is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


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My child has a stomach ache with his chickenpox, can I give them pepto-bismol?

My child has a stomach ache with his chickenpox, can I give them 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

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When can I nurse my 5m baby if I just take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)

When can I nurse my 5m baby if I just take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)

Nurse anytime: Any time you like. If you took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) because of diarrhea be sure you wash your hands with soap and water before handling the baby. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) does not affect your milk supply. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give my baby pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) at 5 months?

Is it possible for me to give my baby pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) at 5 months?

According to the: Company "as of spring 2004, the fda required the child dosing directions be removed from the label of all anti-diarrheal products containing bismuth subsalicylate, including pepto-bismol.". ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have Pepto bismol with an experation date of 2013, is it still safe to take?

I have Pepto bismol with an experation date of 2013, is it still safe to take?

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

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Why should patients avoid asa while taking pepto-bismol?

Why should patients avoid asa while taking pepto-bismol?

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

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Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

?? -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

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Can I have pepto bismol if I'm on citalopram (celexa)?

Can I have pepto bismol if I'm on citalopram (celexa)?

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

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Does pepto-bismol treat constipation?

No - Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): Is used to treat diarrhea, nausea, heartburn ; indigestion. ...Read more

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What are the active ingredients in nexium (esomeprazole) and pepto-bismol?

What are the active ingredients in nexium (esomeprazole) and pepto-bismol?

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

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What would happen if I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2008?

What would happen if I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2008?

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

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Can I take pepcid ac and pepto bismol together?

Can I take pepcid ac and pepto bismol together?

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

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Is it better to take pepto-bismol before or after meals?

Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Drug interaction: You certainly can. However, it is possible that, taken too closely, the absorption of Pepcid (famotidine) might be decreased. So, space the dosing interval. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and pepto bismol together?

Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and pepto bismol together?

Should be fine: The zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomiting and you should wait at least 1/2 hour after using it in the disolvable form before using the pepto ...Read more

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I have pepto-bismol which has been expired since 11/2015 is it still fine to take for nausea?

I have pepto-bismol which has been expired since 11/2015 is it still fine to take for nausea?

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

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Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

No harm done: The actual shelf life of Pepto-Bismol is a lot greater than what is indicated by the expiration date. Old Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may lose some of its efficacy, but there are no other significant untoward effects. ...Read more