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How Many Pepto Bismol Tablets Can I Take
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
Usually 20-30 min : For most people it takes effect within the hour. If your symptoms persist after taking the medication I would follow up with your PCP to make sure nothing else going on ...Read more
Need expert help. I am taking zythromac and I have really bad diarrhea. Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to relieve it?
Peptobismul: That should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes.: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are you referring: To a child or an adult?In children it is based on weight . You may want to ask your pediatrician regarding dosing. For adults , it is safe to take 800 mg every 8 hours as needed. At times you may only need 600 mg depends on severity of pain and kind of pain. Discuss with your physician to see what is best for you ...Read more
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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