What is Pepto-Bismol and when is it used?
Pepto-Bismol chewable tablets and suspension both contain the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate. It is used for relieving symptoms of an upset stomach, such as nausea, indigestion, heartburn and diarrhoea.
The active substance has several actions in the gut. It coats irritated tissues in the food pipe and stomach, helping to protect then from stomach acid. It may also kill certain bacteria.
How will it treat my symptoms?
This treatment works by helping to slow the growth of bacteria that might be causing any of the symptoms, the active ingredient works by forming a soothing protective coating over your stomach and intestine.
Can I buy Pepto-Bismol Over the Counter?
Yes, you don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, some medicines on this website may require a prescription but this one does not. A pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
What causes diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea usually occurs when fluid can’t be absorbed from the contents of your bowel, or when extra fluid is secreted into your bowel, causing watery poo.
It is usually a symptom of a bowel infection which can be caused by:
- A virus
Does Pepto-Bismol cause any side effects?
This product may cause temporary and harmless darkening of the stool and/or tongue. If these symptoms do not disappear after 3 days of stopping product use – consult your doctor. This product contains amaranth (colouring) which may cause allergic reactions including asthma and aspartame (sweetener).
What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?
For adults and children over 16 years of age:
- Chew or dissolve two tablets (one dose) in your mouth. Repeat the dose every 30-60 minutes if needed. Do not take more than 16 tablets (8 doses) in 24 hours. Only use as directed. If used for longer than 2 days or at higher doses than recommended there is an increased possibility of side effects.
How should I store this treatment?
Keep in original packaging and store below 25 degrees. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Why do I need to fill in an online questionnaire to buy this product?
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist, this is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.
To buy this treatment, simply fill in the short questionnaire and add the product to cart. Then proceed to checkout.
- Active: Bismuth Subsalicylate (262.5mg in each tablet). Others: Mannitol, Calcium Carbonate, Povidone, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Peppermint Flavour, Saccharin Sodium, Aspartame (E951), Amaranth Aluminium Lake (E123), Vanilla Cream Flavour.
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