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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

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


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Why should patients avoid asa while taking pepto-bismol?

Why should patients avoid asa while taking pepto-bismol?

Similar drugs: The active ingredient in pepto, bismuth subsalicylate, is chemically very similar to Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). Taking the two together could increase your risk for side effects like bleeding in your stomach. This is especially true if you have clotting problems like von willibrand factor deficiency. ...Read more

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Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I take pepto bismol while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

May interfere: Absorption, including some antacids may bind and prevent absorption of Coumadin (warfarin) loose effectiveness, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there contraindications to taking bismuth subsalicylate (pepto bismol) 262 mg a few times a week?

Are there contraindications to taking bismuth subsalicylate (pepto bismol) 262 mg a few times a week?

Probably not: But best to check with your doctor who knows your medical conditions and other meds that you may take. More importantly, why are you taking it a few times a week and are you masking a medical problem that warrants attention or evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been taking 15mL of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for five days now. Is that bad? Should I stop? What happens if I continue?

I've been taking 15mL of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) everyday for five days now. Is that bad? Should I stop? What happens if I continue?

Well...: It isn't horrible, but pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains salicylate (aspirin) so you can get ringing of your ears, vertigo. Long term use also can make your tongue black and your stools grayish black. (It goes away when you stop taking it) I'm more concerned about why you need to take it for 5 days. Pepto is really for a short term illness, not long term use. It may be time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any serious downsides to taking expired pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? The expiration date says October 2015 and it is November 9th

No: It is probably just as good today as it was last month. Expiration dates are generally somewhat arbitrary and most medicines are still safe and effective for several months after the expiration date. Sometimes they may lose some potency over time but, from my understanding of the main ingredient in Pepto Bismol, bismuth subsalicylate, it should be perfectly fine to take it today. ...Read more

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My girlfriend been taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for a week now and only has popped once within this whole week and wakes up early at 4am to take it. Help! ?

My girlfriend been taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for a week now and only has popped once within this whole week and wakes up early at 4am to take it. Help! ?

See answer: Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) causes constipation. To learn how to treat constipation go to > http://bit. Ly/1uzOegm If she needs additional assistance: an online phone or video consultation here at Health Tap may be helpful > http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI Best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take pepcid ac and pepto bismol together?

Can I take pepcid ac and pepto bismol together?

Should be ok if...: If a person had no problems taking Pepcid AC in the recent past for some medical condition, and separately had no problem taking Pepto-Bismol in the recent past, then she should be ok taking the medications at the same time. If worried, she can ask her doctor who prescribed the medications. Sometimes, a brand name (such as Pepto-Bismol) changes its ingredients as the years go by. ...Read more

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Can I have pepto bismol if I'm on citalopram (celexa)?

Can I have pepto bismol if I'm on citalopram (celexa)?

Yes you can: No interactions. Good that you asked always exercise caution with multiple medications especially if you are on anxiolytics/antipsychotics, anticoagulants or antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Is it better to take pepto-bismol before or after meals?

Is it better to take pepto-bismol before or after meals?

Before.: One hour to 30m before, so it can protect your stomach. Diluted out after a meal. ...Read more

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Can I take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Drug interaction: You certainly can. However, it is possible that, taken too closely, the absorption of Pepcid (famotidine) might be decreased. So, space the dosing interval. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and pepto bismol together?

Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and pepto bismol together?

Should be fine: The zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomiting and you should wait at least 1/2 hour after using it in the disolvable form before using the pepto ...Read more

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I have pepto-bismol which has been expired since 11/2015 is it still fine to take for nausea?

I have pepto-bismol which has been expired since 11/2015 is it still fine to take for nausea?

Not a problem: The ingredients will be insufficiently changed from that expiration date to make a difference. You can take this and get the desired effect without worry. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after taking pepto bismol?

Can you drink alcohol after taking pepto bismol?

Avoid mixing two: Pepto bismal contains salicylates which cause some degree of gastritis (stomach irritation). Alcohol has similar effect on the lining of the stomach. Taking the two of them together will further aggravate gastritis and could cause bleeding from the stomach due to ulceration. So do not mix these two. Also take an antacid to cut down on acid production and reduce the risk of Gastritis.. ...Read more

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What are the complications with taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) with diabetes?

It tastes: Terrible, but other than that it won't affect your diabetes. Have your doctor check out the problem you took the medication for. ...Read more

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Hi. I am currently taking 30ml 4x a day of Pepto bismol for a duration of 14 days; i.e 525ml of the heavy metal med. This is my eighth day, and I have been constipated since day 1. Am I at risk for toxicity if I carry on? Especially due to constipati

Hi. I am currently taking 30ml 4x a day of Pepto bismol for a duration of 14 days; i.e 525ml of the heavy metal med. This is my eighth day, and I have been constipated since day 1. Am I at risk for toxicity if I carry on? Especially due to constipati

Why are you taking: Pepto-Bismol. Pepto is usually used to treat diarrhea and you are constipated. So quit taking it.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

?? -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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Does pepto-bismol treat constipation?

Does pepto-bismol treat constipation?

No - Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): Is used to treat diarrhea, nausea, heartburn ; indigestion. ...Read more

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Pepto bismol bottle says do not take with ulcer...why?

Salycilate: Pepto contains bismuth subsalycilate. Aspirin is also a salycilate. Because they both have that in them, it was assumed (a long time ago) that it might cause more bleeding, but that has never been proven. Pepto also turns the stool black. Ulcer bleeding can also turn the stool black. So, pepto covers up an important sign of bleeding ulcer complacation. Single use not bad, chronic use not good ...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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If you took pepto bismol can you take imodium (loperamide) the same day?

Pepto + Imodium (loperamide): This should be no problem and often these two drugs are prescribed together. I would recommend that you space each drug as far apart from the other drug as possible. This way the pepto bismol will not interfere with the system absorption of the imodium (loperamide). ...Read more

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What are the active ingredients in nexium (esomeprazole) and pepto-bismol?

What are the active ingredients in nexium (esomeprazole) and pepto-bismol?

See below: IN Nexium, it is esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor. Stomach acids contain hydrogen, a proton. So the proton pump inhibitor decreases transfer of hydrogen to the inside of stomach to make acids. Pepto bismol contains bismuth subsalicylate and it decreases also the secretion of acids into stomach. Also, bismuth can defend against bacteria and virus, and reduce inflammation. ...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