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Pepto Bismol For Stomach Flu
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 ›
What to do if I had pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and I have stomach flu will I get reye's syndrome?
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?
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'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? Don't 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
Hi! I have recently been vomitting up stomach vile (maybe for the past week) and it's not stopping. Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for it?
?? -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
Not likely.: It is often given to cure exactly the symptoms you describe. The reason you took it? Could this be the source of your symptoms? ...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
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
Took pepto bismol then propranolol and wellbutrin xl. I took Xanax (alprazolam) later. Why does my stomach hurt? I also feel kind of weird. :[
But why: I am not sure if you are taking all these because you have been prescribed or for other reasons. If your stomach is now bothering you please see your pcp. ...Read more
I just had 30 ml of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for an upset stomach. I realized that it expired almost 4 years ago. Is this something to worry about?
No: There is a 36 month expiration placed on all consumable products such as medications even though most are stable far longer as long as they're not exposed to hot temperatures. You will have no harm from using the pepto-bismol, but should get some fresh product when you can. ...Read more
I'm having bad stomach pains after taking to many ibuprofens and I took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) but it doesn't seem to work. How long should it take to work?
It may not: Pepto may not be strong enough to counteract damage done by the nsaid. If the pain has worsened suddenly, consider visiting the ED for an evaluation as there is always risk of perforation or other emergent outcome. Also, better medications can be offered to promote healing of the stomach lining and for the pain you were initially treating. ...Read more
I gave my 8 year old a half dose of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) caplets for an upset stomach is that dose ok for him?
Low: You could use a regular dose with no problems ...Read more
I am currently stuck on shift in an icu and am having an acute stress gastritis attack, will pepto bismol help with the stomach pain?
Gastritis: I am so sorry to hear this! Pepto should help, but you should see an MD to see why this is happening especially if this in to the first time: you may need to be checked for H pylori. Also, be sure you are not eating sugary foods, soda, refined carbs; go gluten free for a few months to see if this helps. Avoid caffeine (if you can) as this will make the irritation worse. [email protected] Com ...Read more
My wife is having continuous stomach cramps for about 4 hrs. She has used pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) without success. She has not vomited. She is not nauseous.
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
I am taking a zpack and on day 3, I have an upset stomach and some diarreha, can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?
Yes!: There are no known interactions between azithromycin (Z-pak) and Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). To reduce upset stomach and diarrhea, take the z-pak with food, like a large meal such as dinner. You can also take Immodium AD to minimize diarrhea. After you finish the antibiotics, your upset stomach and diarrhea should go away in a few days. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
My 79 yr old father keeps having stomach pains for the past 2 weeks. He says it keeps growling. He's eaten and taken pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and still the same.?
At this age, any new: Stomach issues need looked at by his doctor please. ...Read more
Yes: They are safe to take together.Get a more detailed answer ›
My stomach hurts after eating. Is it better to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or an antacid?
Can you give a 5yr old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) he has a stomach ache and has thrown up twice
Which product: We rarely use any product with salicylates in kids under 16 due to a connection to liver failure & death called Reye syndrome. That problem was recognized the late 60's/70's & was found related to aspirin exposure during viral illnesses. The kid would be better off just eating ice chips, popsicles pieces or chilled applesauce until his stomach settles. ...Read more
Would it be ok to give my 4 year old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? if not what would you recommend I give him for an upset stomach/stomach pain?
Hello Doctor. How are you? I have a few pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tablets that expired one year ago. I have a really bad stomach ache. Is it safe to take a pill?
Would use new: Generally good policy not to take expired medications, and I would get fresh antacids, or even try household baking soda if you feel this is from stomach acid. If recurrent, see MD. Ulcers (? aspirin/motrin), infection (e.g. H pylori), gall stones, etc may need to be considered. Seek MD esp if red flags eg increasing nausea/vomit, blood/melena (black stools), anemia, weight loss, fever ...Read more
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
Saturday night I began to feel stomach pain with diareah. I drank pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) once that night and since then I have black stool. It is now Tuesday.
May be Pepto, but...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, & ask your doctor to rule out occult blood ...Read more
Bloody diarrhea 4x in 1 hour. No fever. Abdominal cramps. No problem eating or drinking. What should I do? Will pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help?
Go to ER: Bloody diarrhea requires immediate attention. If the bleeding is significant, go to the er. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Yes, peptobismol should be fine. Just keep yourself well hydrated and hope you get over this soon., . ...Read more
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