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Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate, Bismatrol Maximum Strength, and many other brands) is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug used to prevent traveler's diarrhea, and to treat diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, and H. pylori infection. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, storage, pregnancy and breastfeeding safety should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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Terms related to bismuth subsalicylate-oral:

  • Pink Bismuth
  • Bismatrol Maximum Strength
  • Kaopectate
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Pepto-Bismol