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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) intefrere with the birth control pill's effects?

Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) intefrere with the birth control pill's effects?

No: It does not interact with oral contraceptives.
Pepto bismol may react with other medications (such as tetracycline antibiotics, chloroquine), preventing them from being fully absorbed by your body. ...Read more

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I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) like four minutes before I tookmy yasmine birth control would it affect the absorption?

I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) like four minutes before I tookmy yasmine birth control would it affect the absorption?

Usually not advised: Taking other medications with pepto bismal is not advised bismuth compound, salicylates in it interfere absorption, especially antibiotics, like tetracyclines, speak to your doctor ...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?

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?

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 you drink alcohol after taking pepto bismol?

Can you drink alcohol after taking pepto bismol?

Avoid mixing two: Pepto bismal contains salicylates which cause some degree of gastritis (stomach irritation). Alcohol has similar effect on the lining of the stomach. Taking the two of them together will further aggravate gastritis and could cause bleeding from the stomach due to ulceration. So do not mix these two. Also take an antacid to cut down on acid production and reduce the risk of Gastritis.. ...Read more

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Can u take zegerid with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Can u take zegerid with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: There should be no interactions between the two medicines. See your doctor if they don't work, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Is it safe for me to use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Generally yes.: Apart from Aspirin hypersensitivity, the only major issues with normal doses are discolored (black) stools, potential constipation (it is used for diarrhea). ...Read more

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Why does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) settle stomachs?

Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): There isn’t certainty about how pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) works but it likely acts as an antimicrobial against some bacteria, reduces GI tract inflammation ; it coats the GI tract preventing excess fluids from being released into the intestines. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) good for food posioning?

Is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) good for food posioning?

It's controversial.: It used to be thought it was better to let your system 'cleanse itself ' without medication, but studies have shown this to not be true. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can help decrease vomiting, diarrhea, & cramping in some. Please take only as directed & avoid if you are allergic to aspirin. Stay hydrated! Simple 'food poisoning' should resolve within 24-48 hrs. If not better by then, or bleeding, see a doc. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a two year old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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

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Can a woman that's nursing take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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

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Should I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my campylobacter?

Should I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my campylobacter?

Maybe: If you have campylobacter the pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is part of a treatment regimen. Have you had a bx or blood test for this.? Peptobismol will help the symptoms but will not resolve the problem. To eradicate is complex and needs multiple meds. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take gravol and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) together?

Is it ok to take gravol and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) together?

Drug interaction: There are no listed interactions between these two medications (gravol & pepto bismol). ...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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What are side effects of 2 year eats pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tabelts?

Poison Control: Call Poison Control and follow their instructions 1-800-222-1222. One thing I will will tell you is that if you do not rinse his or her mouth they make develop an absolutely black tongue by morning. But call Poison Control. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

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