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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. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Having terrible heartburn..I take 20mg Prilosec prescribed everyday.. Today its not helping.Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? I've already taken my prilosec?

Having terrible heartburn..I take 20mg Prilosec prescribed everyday.. Today its not helping.Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? I've already taken my prilosec?

Needs an EGD: Persistent heartburn while on Omeprazole (prilosec) or other acid blockers needs further testing. Symptoms may be gastric or duodenal ulcers, h pylori infection, hiatal herna, esophageal erosion or ulcers, tumor causing increased acid production and rarely gastric cancer. Avoid the peptobismal and see your familydoctor. ...Read more

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What to take for long lasting indigestion, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) gas x, and rolaids haven't worked. Has lasted for 5 days.

What to take for long lasting indigestion, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) gas x, and rolaids haven't worked. Has lasted for 5 days.

See GI MD: 5 days is just too long for "indigestion". The possibilities are numerous but include ulcer disease and gallbladder issues for starters... ...Read more

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I feel like the pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) didn't help in any way for my indigestion and heart burn. I think my stomach hurts worse. Is there a reaction going on?

I feel like the pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) didn't help in any way for my indigestion and heart burn. I think my stomach hurts worse. Is there a reaction going on?

No, but see a doctor: Peptobismol is very safe. It would be very unusual to have a reaction to it. However, it is more likely you have a stomach problem that is not helped by the pb. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

No interactions: There were no interactions found in our database between pepto-bismol maximum strength and Prilosec otc however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more