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Pepto Bismol For Stomach Flu
Yes: They are safe to take together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?
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
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
Needs more informati: If you have upset somach with diarrhea than it may help, if that's your poop problem, but if you are constipated it will not help and may make it worse.But it is not a medicine avail;able over the counter for prevention of your stomach aches and poop.If you have that recurrent problem consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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Food allergies: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11/the_dangers_of_dining_out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It will help with gas due to high acid. ...Read more
Yes.: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: there should be no interactions between the two medicines. See your doctor if they don't work, however. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it okay to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for nausea and diarrhea and aspirin for fever?
Fluids/Tylenol/Pepto: First of all you need fluids and if you are vomiting what you drink you may have to consult doctor to take something to stop the vomiting or IV fluids to prevent dehydration.You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for temp, pepto bismol though can be taken for mild cases but immodium is a better choice.But if you have high temperature you may need stool culture to rule out salmonela, schigela, e coli or another GI infe. ...Read more
What to do if i had pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and I have stomach flu will i get reye's syndrome ?
Not sure if I have the stomach flu or the indian food i ate didn't sit right. Can I use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to help?
Peptobismol: Sounds reasonable. Try it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and then an hour later too zophran for stomach flu. Is this dangerous?
No: They do not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had the stomach flu and I took pepto bismal to soothe my stomach and that was a day ago and I still haven't been able to poop what should I do?
Not feeling well, I think I have a stomach flu, I've been taking pepto bismol MAX, and meclizine 12.5mg for nausea, I feel really weak, I've been drin?
I had the stomach flu and than took pepto to soothe he stomach and now I can't poop and am cramping?
May be fine soon: It is not unusual to have some change in bowel habits after a viral illness. It usually resolves in several days. It may help to drink plenty of water, eat a gentle diet, and consider eating more yogurt and other probiotic rich foods. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my husband take promethazine 12.5mg for stomach flu? He also takes losartan 100mg for high blood pressure and tried taking pepto today, no luck.
I had the stomach flu on saturday it is now Thursday, I've had diarrhea the whole time but after taking 1 dose of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) my diarrhea turned DARK?
Prob. from the: pepto-bismol,,but if stools continue dark and not taking pepto,see Dr. ...Read more
Recovering from stomach flu, still have gas and diarrhea. Will pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help or make things worse?
28 year old healthy female.I had a stomach bug 8 days ago. I am still having stomach cramps, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) helps but pain comes back. Any suggestions?
Gastroenterologist: Viral infections of the GI tract usually clear after a week but can leave behind an irritable bowel syndrome for a week or more. If you're having ongoing severe diarrhea with cramps, see your physician for evaluation and have your stool cultured to check for other types of infection. In the meantime follow a bland, low roughage diet with peptobismol as needed and this may make your stools black. ...Read more
My spouse has a stomach virus. Can he take Pepto Bismol if he takes Zoloft (sertraline) and Norco? Thank you!
Throwing up and can't keep down liquids, how to be able to keep liquids down? Been 2 1/2 days tried thera flu, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) tea, water. A piece of fruit.
Hello. : Hello. You may want to start with sips of room temperature water. Flat gingerale can help sometimes. You can also make some ginger tea. Put slices of organic ginger in a tea pot and allow to steep in boiling water for at least five minutes. Start with sips. Avoid acidic juices (tomato, orange, grapefruit), coffee, tea or dark sodas. If you find that despite attempts to hydrate yourself that you have a rapid resting heart rate (ie. 120), or that you feel faint or dizzy when going from lying to sitting or sitting to standing, then you may be dehydrated. If this is the case, you can consider going to an acute care clinic or an er, as you might need intravenous hydration. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I'm feeling better after being sick with the flu for a week, but now my stomach hurts and I'm a little nauseous. What should I do? Take pepto?
Rest: Rest and hydrate. Start introducing a few foods and see how you feel. Go slowly ...Read more
I was diagnosed with gastroenteritis yesterday and my nausea won't go away after taking the dissolvable Zofran about 40 minutes ago. Is it safe to take Pepto Bismol yet?
I'm a breastfeeding mom with a stomach bug. If I take Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) how long will I need to wait before it's safe to breastfeed my baby?
My daughter had surgery when she was born she is now 5 to have her stomach twisted can this be reversed she has a stomach virus now and is not able to throw up her stomach is hurting could this be the reason. I have given her pepto bismol
Are there other good otc meds besides pepto bismol for stomach pain? Dont like it turning stool dark
Kind of pain?: Is it crampy or do you feel like you have to go to the bathroom but are unable? Is the pain all over or in one place? Best to see your doctor. They can begin a workup and test the stool for blood. If positive you will need a endoscopy/colonoscopy. Ideally you would like o know what is causing your pain before you treat it ...Read more
When I take a deep breath I can feel pain in my upper stomach area, I took some Pepto Bismol yesterday and it helped a little.
Do you have a thermometer? You know one of those things you should have in the medicine cabinet? If you are running a fever temp > 100 degrees Fahrenheit you may have a virus or flu. Also possible infection like pneumonia, or even gallbladder, pancreatitis.
No fever- Ok to use over the counter stomach meds like the one you choose. If continues more than 24 hours see a Doctor. ...Read more
I came back from El Salvador past Monday and I can't eat much without it upset my stomach and me using the bathroom. been taking Pepto-Bismol?
See doctor: It sounds like you may have a case of traveller's diarrhea. It usually arises from unsanitary handling of food, and lasts 3-7 days. Pepto-Bismol and oral rehydration are mainstays of initial home treatment, but a physician will also evaluate whether you would be a candidate for an anti-diarrheal like lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) and whether you need antibiotics. ...Read more
??-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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