Pepto Bismol Liquid
£2.69 – £4.99
- Protective coating action
- Fast relief of heartburn, indigestion, nausea & upset stomach
- Active ingredient: Bismuth subsalicylate
- Buy with confidence from a registered UK pharmacy
Do you suffer from Heartburn or indigestion? Pepto Bismol Liquid is used for the treatment of symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as acid regurgitation, heartburn and indigestion. For example indigestion can be caused by rushing meals or pregnancy.
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Pepto Bismol Liquid
Pepto Bismol Liquid contains a singular main ingredient called Bismuth subsalicylate. It’s an antacid elixir medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. This include nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarrhoea.
Once Pepto Bismol Liquid is consumed it begins to protect your stomach and the lower part of your food pipe from stomach acid. It is also an antacid, which helps reduce excess stomach acid and eases discomfort.
Pepto Bismol Liquid 120ml / 240ml
Pepto Bismol Liquid 120ml / 240ml is used to treat:
- Travellers’ diarrhoea
- Upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including:
Pepto Bismol Liquid 120ml / 240ml can also be used under the supervision of doctors with other medication to treat stomach ulcers caused by bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori. It however should not be used to self-treat diarrhoea if you also have a fever or blood/mucus in your stool. This could be a sign of a serious medical condition and requires immediate attention from a doctor.
We sell both the Pepto Bismol Liquid 120ml / 240ml sizes as well as the biggest available, 480ml.
Pepto Bismol Liquid Ingredients
Each bottle of Pepto Bismol Liquid contains the same amount of ingredients. All of the Pepto Bismol Liquid Ingredients can be found on the back of the bottle and patient information leaflet online.
Active Pepto Bismol Liquid Ingredients: Each 30ml dose contains 526 mg Bismuth Subsalicylate.
Other Pepto Bismol Liquid Ingredients: aluminium magnesium silicate, methylcellulose, methyl salicylate, salicylic acid, sorbic acid, benzoic acid, saccharin sodium salicylate, amaranth and water.
How To Take Pepto Bismol Liquid
How To Take Pepto Bismol Liquid
This medication should be taken by mouth, usually as needed, and as directed by the product package or by a doctor. Depending on your age, medical condition and response to treatment, the recommended dose will vary.
- One dose of Pepto Bismol Liquid 120ml / 240ml / 480ml is 30ml. Pour 30ml into the provided cup and swallow
- Repeat this dose every 30-60 minutes if needed
- You should not exceed more than 8 doses in a 24 hour period
- Do not exceed the stated dose
- Only use as directed
- Do not take this medicine for more than two days
- Using this medication beyond the recommended two day limit increases the chances of experiencing side effects.
If you are having trouble deciding how much and how to take Pepto Bismol liquid speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance.
How Much Pepto Bismol Liquid Can I Take?
A common question we are asked if “How Much Pepto Bismol Liquid Can I Take?”
This will change depending on if you’re taking the tablets or liquid. The liquid has a single dose measured at 30ml, the provided cup with each purchase is used to measure the correct amount.
A single dose of tablets is considered two tablets. They are chewed and dissolved on the tongue.
If needed the above single doses can be repeated every 30 to 60 minutes. No more than 8 doses every 24 hours is recommended.
If you still have queries regarding “How much Pepto Bismol liquid can I take?” speak with a doctor or pharmacist.
Pepto Bismol Liquid Dosage
The Pepto Bismol Liquid Dosage should not be exceeded as it can increase the chances of side effects. If you are initially taking your first Pepto Bismol Liquid dosage you may experience signs of an allergic reaction. If you experience difficulty breathing, swelling of the face lips or tongue, seek immediate emergency medical help.
Some of the common side effects that can be experienced when taking a Pepto Bismol Liquid dosage are darkened stools or constipation. Other side effects can occur but will probably be unique depending on the individual.
Pepto Bismol Liquid Dosage could change depending on recommendations from your doctor.
Pepto Bismol Tablets vs Liquid
Pepto Bismol Tablets vs Liquid will depend entirely on your specific circumstances, i.e. if a person can’t take tablets because of swallowing problems.
Certain medical studies have shown that liquid extracts have a faster absorption rate, higher optimization rates and are more easily digestible. The latter is especially helpful with medication that is treating diarrhoea.
Typically children and elderly people have a more difficult time swallowing tablets, therefore in the battle between Pepto Bismol Tablets vs Liquid; Liquid comes out on top.
When comparing Pepto Bismol Tablets vs Liquid, Liquid will majority of the time come out on top in all categories; personal preference, medicinal application etc.
How To Store Pepto Bismol Liquid
Another common question we are asked is “How to store Pepto Bismol Liquid?”
Refrigeration is possible but not necessary. People who prefer to refrigerate this medication find that it makes the dose more pleasing to take. If you do decide to put it in a refrigerator then be careful not to freeze it.
For the best results, Pepto Bismol should not be exposed to temperatures above 40 or below freezing 0 C.
If you know how to store Pepto Bismol Liquid then continue with what you’re used to and be careful not to go above or below the temperature limits.
Pepto Bismol Liquid Dosage For Child
The recommended Pepto Bismol Liquid Dosage For Child is none. Neither Liquid nor tablets should be used by a child under the age of 2 years old. This is because of the risk of accumulation of bismuth, magnesium, or aluminium. Using the regular adult formula increases the risk of Reye’s syndrome in children under the age of 12.
In response to the advisement of the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) ((not recommending a pepto bismol liquid dosage for child)) the manufacturers of pepto bismol created a child friendly version that replaced the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate with calcium carbonate.
Can You Give A Dog Pepto Bismol Liquid?
Can You Give A Dog Pepto Bismol Liquid? The intended user for Pepto Bismol is humans. A veterinarian will need to be consulted. They can examine and advise you on what the best treatment for your dog or pet is.
Some vets may recommend it but the majority won’t because the salicylates in Pepto Bismol can cause gastric bleeding. An alternative that is made specifically for dogs called Corrective Suspension may be given instead.
If you’re still unsure about can you give a dog pepto bismol liquid, wait until you have been given directions from a qualified veterinarian. You may cause unintended damage to your dog’s gastro system.
Pepto Bismol Liquid Price
Our current Pepto Bismol Liquid Price as of 27/01/2021 is the following:
Pepto Bismol Liquid Price
- 120ml bottle, £2.69 each
- 240ml bottle, £3.39 each
- 480ml bottle, £4.99 each
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Very rarely (less than 1 in 10,000 patients treated) an allergic reaction to the
ingredients may occur. Symptoms of this may include: skin rash itching,
difficulty breathing, dizziness, swelling of the face, tongue or throat. If you
experience these or any other side effects, stop taking the product and consult
your doctor immediately. Other side effects of unknown frequency may
include constipation, irritability, muscle twitching or muscle cramps,
indigestion that comes back when you stop taking the tablets and high levels of
calcium in the blood.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.