Generic Name : Bismuth Subsalicylate Pronunciation : biz muth -sub sa lis' i late Therapeutic Classification : Antidiarrheals ICD Code : Y53.6
International- Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol, Pepto-Bismol, Pink Bismuth. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antidiarrheal agent, prescribed for diarrhea, heartburn, and upset stomach. It decreases the flow of fluids and electrolytes into the bowel.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The usual dose is 2 tablets every half-hour to one hour.
Liquid- The usual dose is 2 tablespoonfuls every half-hour to one hour if needed. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of ulcer, bleeding problem, bloody stools, kidney disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Central Nervous System - Anxiety, loss of hearing, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, headache, depression, slurred speech, involuntary movements.
Gastrointestinal- Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle weakness, muscle spasms.
Metabolic - Increased thirst, increased sweating.
Respiratory - Fast or deep breathing.
Eye and ENT - Ringing in the ear, vision problem.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. u
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