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Pepto Bismol
(Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx)

Formulation : Liquid

symbol_rx Non-prescription

No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Pepto Bismol /Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx used for?

Pepto Bismol is used as an anti-diarrhea medication and antacid (reduces stomach acid). This medication is used to treat nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and diarrhea.

How should Pepto Bismol /Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx be stored?

Store Pepto Bismol at room temperature in a cool, dry location. Do not freeze this medication.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Pepto Bismol/Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx ?

Take Pepto Bismol exactly as prescribed to you by your health care professional or follow the directions provided on the label. Shake well before each use. Use the provided cup as a measuring device. Do not use regular teaspoons or tablespoons as measurement as these are not accurate. When taking the tablet, chew thoroughly before swallowing. Take no more than 8 doses in a 24 hour period. You may have a dark or black tongue due to consuming this medication. This is harmless.

When should Pepto Bismol /Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx not be taken?

If you have any allergies to any ingredient of this medication do not use it.

What precautions should I follow when taking Pepto Bismol /Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx ?

The use of Pepto Bismol may alter results of certain medical tests, thyroid scans, or stomach x-rays. Inform your doctor that you are taking Pepto Bismol if you undergo any medical tests in the duration of your use of this medication.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Pepto Bismol /Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx ?

Do not mix antacids and other diarrhea medications with Pepto Bismol before consulting a doctor.

When should Pepto Bismol /Bismuth subsalicylate - non Rx not be taken?

Severe: Ringing in your ears, hearing loss, long lasting diarrhea, worsening of symptoms.

Common: Constipation, dark stools, black tongue, darkened tongue.

Other: None.

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