Bismed - General Information:
Bismuth subsalicylate is the active ingredient in the popular medication Pepto-Bismol that is used to treat nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. It is also the main ingredient of Kaopectate. It displays anti-inflammatory action (due to salicylic acid) and also acts as an antacid and mild antibiotic.
Bismuth subsalicylate displays anti-inflammatory action (due to salicylic acid) and also acts as an antacid and mild antibiotic. It can also cause a black tongue and black stools in some users of the drug, when it combines with trace amounts of sulfur in their saliva and gastrointestinal tract. This discoloration is temporary and harmless.
Other Brand Names containing Bismuth Subsalicylate:
Maalox multi action; Extra strength bismuth; Extra-strength bismuth; PMS-bismuth subsalicylate; Pepto-bismol; Spiromak forte; Stabisol; Vismut; Wismutsubsalicylat; Bismuth chewables; Bismuth caplets; Bismed; Bismatrol;
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