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- What is bismuth subsalicylate-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
- Is bismuth subsalicylate-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
- What are the side effects of bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
- What is the dosage for bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
- Is bismuth subsalicylate-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
Is bismuth subsalicylate-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Bismuth subsalicylate is known to cross the placenta following oral administration. Use of salicylates during pregnancy has been associated with adverse effects in the fetus. Therefore use of bismuth subsalicylate during pregnancy should be avoided. Bismuth subsalicylate is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category C (adverse effects in animals but inadequate human data).
What else should I know about bismuth subsalicylate-oral?
What preparations of bismuth subsalicylate-oral are available?
- Chewable tablets: 262, 525 mg
- Oral suspension: 262 mg/15 ml, maximum strength 525 mg/15 ml
- Caplets: 262 mg
How should I keep bismuth subsalicylate-oral stored?
Bismuth subsalicylate products should be stored at room temperature, between 59 F to 86 F (15 C to 30 C).
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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