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We will talk about Pepto-bismol.It can be used for treating diarrhea in adults and teenagers. It can be usedalso for nausea, upset stomach, indigestion and heartburn. Remember that youcan acquire this medication without any prescription.


We strongly advise to consult your doctor before using Pepto-bismol. Now wewill state several risks which come along with the use of this medicine.Children cannot use this medication because of the fluid loss produced by diarrhea.This may bring serious complications among children younger than 12 years ofage. This medication can also produce diarrhea. Children who have treatedchickenpox or flu cannot use this medication for vomiting or nausea. Just like anyother medicine, allergies are a possibility. Also this medication cannot beused by mothers which breastfeed children, since it can have some unwantedeffect on the child. We have mentioned that children with diarrhea cannot usethis, and also older people cannot.

Side effects

There are many different types of allergic reactions to medications. One of themost common side effects which do not need to alarm you is the stool and tonguedarkening. There are also several very serious side effects which will requireyou to go to the hospital. If you notice signs of severe allergic reactions(face, mouth and face swelling, rash, hives, itching and problems withbreathing), loss of hearing, fever, vomiting, nausea and ringing in the ear,seek medical advice.

When you use Pepto-bismol tablets for chewing, there aresome complications possible. They also can cause the simple darkening of thetongue and the stool. Basically everything we have mentioned earlier also goesfor these tablets. Also the complications which can arise from the Pepto-bismolsuspension are basically the same as mentioned.

There are several possible sideeffects caused by the body system. Nervous system can have some problemsbecause of the use of Pepto-bismol. Those problems are jerky movements,fatigue, tremor, weakness, insomnia, disorientation, incontinence, depression, andmotor incoordination, anxiety, memory loss, mental confusion and unsteady gait.Bismut toxicity can be seen through the nervous system toxicity. The problemsexperienced by this problem are the same as we have just mentioned. When themedication is not digested for months, myoclonic encephalopathy is produced.This problem requires treatment which can take many months for completing. Butthese problems are very rare. Salicylism can produce problems like lethargy, vertigo,confusion, vomiting, pain in abdomen and hearing problems. There is a problemwith gastrointestinal system which can occur, which is the mentioned darkeningof the tongue and the stool.

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