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Pepto-Bismol Tablets
Active Ingredients

Active ingredient (in each tablet)
Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mg

Uses

relieves

  • travelers' diarrhea
  • diarrhea
  • upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including:
    • heartburn
    • indigestion
    • nausea
    • gas
    • belching
    • fullness
Warnings

Reye's syndrome

Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

Allergy alert

Contains salicylate. Do not take if you are

  • allergic to salicylates (including aspirin)
  • taking other salicylate products

Do not use if you have

  • an ulcer
  • a bleeding problem
  • bloody or black stool

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • fever
  • mucus in the stool

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any drug for

  • anticoagulation (thinning the blood)
  • diabetes
  • gout
  • arthritis

When using this product a temporary, but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or tongue may occur

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • symptoms get worse
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • diarrhea lasts more than 2 days

If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions
  • chew or dissolve in mouth
  • adults and children 12 years and over: 2 tablets every 1/2 to 1 hour as needed
  • do not exceed 8 doses (16 tablets) in 24 hours
  • use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
Other Information
  • each tablet contains: calcium 140 mg
  • sodium less than 1 mg
  • salicylate 99 mg
  • very low sodium
  • sugar free
  • avoid excessive heat (over 104°F or 40°C)
Inactive Ingredients
calcium carbonate, flavor, magnesium stearate, mannitol, povidone, red 27 aluminum lake, saccharin sodium, talc
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