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pepto bismol 1mg
What Pepto Bismol is?
Pepto-Bismol is used to treat an upset stomach, heartburn, indigestion and nausea. Symptoms include belching, gas and the feeling of fullness. The active ingredient is called bismuth subsalicylate. It belongs to the drug class called salicylates.
How Effective is Pepto Bismol?
Pepto-Bismol has been scientifically tested and proven to be highly effective in treating diarrhea and other stomach medical conditions. It is a licensed drug rather than a complementary medicine or a supplement. helping people to have perfectly healthy stomachs if used as directed.
Can I buy Pepto Bismol online?
Pepto Bismol does not require a prescription although you are very welcome to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how best to use this product. It can be purchased in 120ml and 240ml liquid packs or 12 tablets and will be sent directly to you by Next Day Delivery.
What dose should I chose?
Adults and children 2 years or older can take any of the following forms of Pepto-Bismol for up to two days. The dosages below apply for all digestive problems Pepto-Bismol can help treat. If your condition lasts longer than two days or if you have ringing in your ears, then discontinue the Pepto-Bismol and consult your physician or doctor.
How should I take Pepto Bismol?
If you are going to take the Pepto-Bismol, then the following instructions must be followed:
The original liquid Pepto Bismol includes 30 milliliter (ml) cup, that is one dose, thus delivering 525 milligrams of bismuth subsalicylate. The usual recommendations for taking Pepto-Bismol are:
One 30 ml dose every 30 minutes as required for the stomach upset, indigestion, nausea and heartburn.
One 30 ml dose every 30 minutes or two doses every hour for diarrhea or the traveler’s diarrhea.
It is also warned not to take more than 8 doses in time of 24 hours.
For the chewable tablets:
Take two tablets (262 mg each) every 30-60 minutes as needed.
Do not take more than four doses (120mL) in 24 hours.
For children under the age of 12, use the children’s versions of similar medications or you should consult your physician or doctor. Do not consume more Pepto-Bismol than directed if the symptoms are not so clear.
How does Pepto Bismol work?
Pepto-Bismol is thought to treat diarrhea by:
Increasing the amount of fluid your intestines absorb
Reducing inflammation and over-activity of your intestines
Preventing your body’s release of a chemical called prostaglandin that causes inflammation
Blocking toxins produced by bacteria such as E. coli
Killing other bacteria that cause diarrhea
The active ingredient, bismuth subsalicylate, also has antacid properties that can help to decrease heartburn, nausea and upset stomach.
How long do I take Pepto Bismol for before I notice a difference?
Pepto-Bismol must be taken for as long as you do not have the perfect digestive system and are experiencing diarrhea. You must consult your physician or doctor before discontinuing the treatment.
What are the side effects of Pepto Bismol?
Like all other medicines, Pepto-Bismol does have side effects that are as the following:
Common side effects of Pepto-Bismol are:
Black, hairy tongue
Pepto-Bismol contains the substance bismuth. When this substance gets mixed with sulfur, then another substance is formed which is called bismuth sulfide. This substance is black in color. When it forms in the digestive tract, it gets mixed with the food as one digests it. So, this makes the stool black.
Ringing in the ears is an uncommon and serious side effect of the Pepto-Bismol. If you feel this then stop taking the Pepto-Bismol and consult your physician.
These side effects are quite harmless. All of the above effects are temporary and can be reduced within a few days after the intake of Pepto-Bismol has stopped.
When shouldn’t I take Pepto Bismol?
Pepto-Bismol is usually safe for most people, but one should avoid it if he or she have some health conditions. Pepto-Bismol can make those health conditions worse. It must not be taken if you:
have a bleeding or an active ulcer
are allergic to the salicylates that includes NSAIDs or aspirin like naproxen, celecoxib and ibuprofen
are a teenager that is recovering from flu or chickenpox
have a kidney problem
Bismuth salicylates can also cause many problems for people with other medical conditions. Before taking this product, consult your physician or doctor.
What is the difference between Pepto Bismol, Alka-Seltzer and Maalox?
The main difference between the Pepto-Bismol, Alka-Seltzer and Maalox is that Pepto-Bismol has 3 dosage forms, Alka Seltzer has 1 dosage form while the Maalox has 2 dosage forms.
Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here
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