Bismuth subsalicylate (generic for Pepto-Bismol) is used to treat upset stomach and diarrhea.
This medication is a salicylate, and is pharmacologically similar to aspirin. Do not use if allergic to aspirin or other salicylates. Children and teenagers should not take this or other salicylate medications because of a rare but serious illness called Reye's syndrome.
Avoid and seek emergency medical care in case of fever, black or bloody stool, mucous in the stool, or a bleeding problem. This medication may interact with blood thinning medication (anticoagulants) and medications for diabetes, gout, and arthritis. Stop use and seek emergency medical care if ringing in the ears or loss of hearing develops, as these could be signs of salicylate poisioning.
|Upset stomach||bismuth subsalicylate 2 tablets by mouth every 30-60 minutes as needed, do not exceed 16 tablets in 24 hours|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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