Pepto-Bismol Liquid Suspension - 240ml
Relief from: Heartburn, indigestion, nausea & upset stomach. Controls diorrhoea.
Procter & Gamble
How does it work?
Bismuth has several actions in the gut. It forms a coating over ulcers in the stomach and gut protecting them from stomach acid and allowing them to heal. It also kills bacteria, including those which are now believed to aggravate ulcers.
It is used to treat upset stomach, indigestion and nausea and to control common diarrhoea.
What is it used for?
- Upset stomach characterised by stomach pain and burning, nausea and excess gas (dyspepsia)
- This medicine may discolour the stools, but this is harmless.
Use with caution in
- Avoid use of aspirin and salicylates
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
- This medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
- There is no information available regarding the safety of this medicine during breastfeeding. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skin rashes
- Brain disorders (encephalopathy)
- Irritation to the lining or movements of the gut
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How can this medicine affect other medicines?
The absorption of tetracyclines may be markedly reduced when taken together with bismuth subsalicylate.