Daily OTC Pearl: Bismuth Subsalicylate Stomach Relief

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Bismuth subsalicylate is indicated for heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach.

OTC/Lifestyle Pearl of the Day: Bismuth Subsalicylate Stomach Relief

Indication: Bismuth subsalicylate is indicated for heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach.

Insight:

  • Bismuth subsalicylate upset stomach reliever/antidiarrheal offers relief for 5 symptoms: heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea.
  • Each caplet contains calcium (27 mg); sodium (3 mg); salicylate (99 mg). The product is low sodium and sugar free.
  • Active Ingredient: Bismuth subsalicylate (262 mg). Inactive Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, crospovidone, Fd&C Red 27 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate.
  • Swallow with water, do not chew. Adults and children 12 years of age and older take 2 caplets every half-hour to 1 hour as needed.
  • Do not exceed 8 doses (16 caplets) in 24 hours. Use until diarrhea stops, but not more than 2 days. Children under 12 years, ask a physician.
  • Drink plenty of clear fluid to help prevent diarrhea. Avoid excessive heat over 104 degrees F.
  • Allergy Alert: Contains salicylate. Do not take if allergic to salicylates (including aspirin); taking other salicylate products.

Source:

CVS Health Stomach Relief Caplets (FSA Eligible) - CVS Pharmacy

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