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Bismuth subsalicylate (By mouth)

Bismuth Subsalicylate (BIZ-muth sub-sa-LIS-i-late)

Treats diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and upset stomach. This medicine contains a salicylate and is related to aspirin.

Brand Name(s):

Bismatrol, Diotame, Diotame InstyDose, Diotame Stomach Relief, Good Neighbor Pharmacy K-Pec, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pink Bismuth, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Stomach Relief, Good Sense Stomach Relief, Health Mart Stomach Relief, Kao-Tin, Kaopectate, Peptic Relief, Pepto Bismol Max, Pepto-Bismol, Pepto-Bismol InstaCool

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to bismuth or to salicylates, or if you have a stomach ulcer or any kind of bleeding problem.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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