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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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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What are side effects of 2 year eats pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) tabelts?

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

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Im on helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy for h-pylori. Side effects are real bad, will they last?

Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) therapy: The side effects will go away once you have finished the course of treatment. ...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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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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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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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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Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

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
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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

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