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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Oral)

Brand Names : Bismatrol, Bismatrol Extra Strength, Pepto-Bismol, Pepto-Bismol Easy-to-Swallow Caplets, Pepto-Bismol Maximum Strength, Bismed, PMS-Bismuth Subsalicylate

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antacid
  • Antidiarrheal, antisecretory
  • Antiulcer agent

Bismuth subsalicylate (BIS-muth sub-sa-LIS-a-late) is used to treat diarrhea. It is also used to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach, such as heartburn, indigestion, and nausea.

This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use and dose for your medical problem. Bismuth subsalicylate is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Oral suspension (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S.)
  • Chewable tablets (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Bismatrol
  • Bismatrol Extra Strength
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Pepto-Bismol Easy-to-Swallow Caplets
  • Pepto-Bismol Maximum Strength

In Canada -

  • Bismed
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • PMS-Bismuth Subsalicylate

Generic name product may be available in the U.S.


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Bismuth Subsalicylate: Before Using

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