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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Definition)

Bismuth subsalicylate is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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I'm taking omeprazole, amoxicilin, bismuth, azithromycine and I did a brain MRI. Were those drugs bad for doing MRI?

I'm taking omeprazole, amoxicilin, bismuth, azithromycine and I did a brain MRI. Were those drugs bad for doing MRI?

No relation: No relation between your meds and the brain MRI. Metal based devices, such as pacemakers, cochlear implants and alike would be of concern. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How effective is bismuth?

How effective is bismuth?

By itself? Not very: Your question is not very specifications you should resubmit. I assume you are inquiring about abdominal discomfort. It is a reasonable over the counter first aid but if symptoms are severe or persist its not going to cut it. It will turn your stool black which could also be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding and this may mask a problem. See a doctor if discomfort is severe or more than 48hrs. ...Read more

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What is a medicinal use for bismuth powder?

What is a medicinal use for bismuth powder?

Bismuth: To treat diarrhea, as in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) gases, stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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I took citric magnesium and pepto bismuth?

Expect BM: Depending upon how much you took you should be due for a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Can I take pepto bismuth while taking Bactrim?

Interaction: Your physician or pharmacist can answer your question. I think it's ok to take peptobismol as long as you wait an hour or two after taking the bactrim. Bear in mind that peptobismol often causes the stool to be black. ...Read more

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How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

Bismuth: Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago. Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan. ...Read more

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Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

Is there any harm in taking bismuth subsalicylate?

Danger and bismuth: Not really, it does not get absorb to the degree of causing harm. But everything in excess might have some consequence. Common sense should prevail while using any medication. ...Read more

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Is it OK that I took asprin, 1-81mg 14 hrs ago and just took some pepto bismuth?

Is it OK that I took asprin, 1-81mg 14 hrs ago and just took some pepto bismuth?

Drug interactions: This is Bismuth subsalicylate and contains an aspirin like substance. Aspirin in acetylsalicylic acid. The amount of aspirin you took is probably not enough to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

How often should you take bismuth subsalicylate?

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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Need expert opinions about skin aging in bismuth oxychloride?

Need expert opinions about skin aging in bismuth oxychloride?

Mineral makeup: There are many mineral makeup apps that have this compound. It can be very irritating and actually cause a rash. It does not seem to help in terms of anti aging. If it does irritate your skin I would look for one without it you can certainly find a list on the internet. ...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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How to get rid of a rash due to bismuth?

Stop any bismuth: Pepto-bisnol contains bismuth, do not use it and go over any meds or otc you are using to check to ingredients. ...Read more

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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Can oil of bismuth be used to treat lichen planus?

Can oil of bismuth be used to treat lichen planus?

Questionable: Articles from 1930's mention using injections of bismuth salicylate in oil as adjunctive treatment for difficult cases of lichen planus, but other articles suggest this drug can cause the condition, which the authors term an auto-immune disease. A homeopathic doctor claims to have success in treating lichen planus but doesn't reveal his formula. Better to see traditional dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take an expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

No harm done: The actual shelf life of Pepto-Bismol is a lot greater than what is indicated by the expiration date. Old Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may lose some of its efficacy, but there are no other significant untoward effects. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2011?

Is it okay to take a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in 2011?

Yes: Will not hurt and may help. Medication is usually effective for 1-2 years after the expiratory date. If there is no benefit you will need to get new. Check it out with the pharmacist as well. All the best. ...Read more

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Would it be bad if I took expired pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tablets? ?

No: No, its ok as long as it's not significantly (like 6 months or more) past expiration. The only problem at that point is potency and theoretical breakdown of the ingredients. However, it usually wouldn't cause any minor harm and definitely not serious harm. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in April and is open?

Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) that expired in April and is open?

I guess you could: But I would avoid it. I'm of the opinion that suspensions should be discarded by the expiration date. I'm ok with expired tablets by several months however as a rule of thumb, if you don't have to take expired medications--don't. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tablets to start working?

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

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How long after the expiration date is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) safe to take?

Not recommended: To take any medication past its expiration date due to decreases efficacy. ...Read more