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Pepto Bismol For Stomach Flu
What to do if i had pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and I have stomach flu will i get reye's syndrome ?
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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?
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!
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