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Bismuth Subsalicylate

(bismuth-subsalicylate)

Bismuth subsalicylate belongs to a class of medications called antacids and adsorbents. It is used to help relieve heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, nausea, and Diarrhea.

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Dosage

Suspension

87.5MG/5ML

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Bismuth Subsalicylate information

Dosage
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Precautions
Warnings

Caplets: The usual recommended dose for adults is 525 mg (2 caplets) every 30 minutes as needed, up to a maximum of 16 caplets in 24 hours. For children 10 to 12 years of age, the usual dose is 262 mg (1 caplet) every 30 minutes as needed, up to a maximum of 8 caplets in 24 hours. Children 2 to 9 years of age should use the liquid form of Bismuth Subsalicylate (Bismuth-subsalicylate).

Liquid: The usual dose for adults is 2 tablespoons (30 mL). For children 10 to 12 years of age, the usual dose is 1 tablespoon (15 mL). For children 5 to 9 years of age, the usual dose is 1½ teaspoons (7.5 mL). For children 2 to 4 years of age, the recommended dose is 1 teaspoon (5 mL). The recommended dose can be given every 30 minutes to a maximum of 8 doses in 24 hours for the regular-strength liquid, and 4 doses in 24 hours for the extra-strength liquid.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Shake the liquid well before use. To measure the dose correctly, use a medication measuring cup or oral syringe. Household teaspoons and tablespoons do not provide accurate dosing.

It is important to take Bismuth Subsalicylate (Bismuth-subsalicylate) exactly as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. Bismuth Subsalicylate (Bismuth-subsalicylate) is often taken on an "as needed" schedule, however your doctor or pharmacist may recommend that you take it regularly. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Bismuth Subsalicylate (Bismuth-subsalicylate) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

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