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Answered 2009-09-30 18:37:29

Pepto is derived from the word Peptic, an adjective that refers to any part of the body that normally has an acidic lumen, for instance, the stomach.

The Bismol bit comes from the name of the active ingredient: Bismuth subsalicylate.

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When was pepto bismol invented?

Pepto Bismol was invented in 1901. The original name was Bismosal: Mixture Cholera Infantum and was renamed to Pepto Bismol in 1919.

What color is Pepto Bismol?

Pepto Bismol is pink.

Which is better Pepto Bismol or Milk of Magnesia?

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Can you give Pepto Bismol to a cat?

No, a cat can't have Pepto Bismol. It is very dangerous for a cat to have this medicine. Dogs can be given Pepto Bismol.

Do you take pepto bismol with food?

Pepto-Bismol can be taken after meals, on either an empty or full stomach. There is no data to suggest Pepto-Bismol would interfere with the absorption of nutrients.

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Can you take metformin and pepto bismol at the same time?

NO. the pepto bismol will interact with the metformin not being absorb correctly

What is the Ph balance of pepto-bismol?

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Who invented Pepto-Bismol?

a norwick pharmacal industry

Can you mix NyQuil with Pepto-Bismol?

Yes you can. I just did.

Should you take pepto-bismol for gas?

Pepto-Bismol does not contain any gas-fighting ingredients. The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is Bismuth subsalicylate, which is an anti-diarrheal and pain reliever. The most common drug used to relieve gas is Simethicone, and Pepto-Bismol does not contain this.

What is the pepto bismol song?

The Pepto Bismol song goes like this:Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea

What is the common name magnesium hydroxide?

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Does pepto-bismol have any side effects?

Pepto Bismol doesn't have that many side effects, but you should still use it with caution. :)

Does pepto bismol affect birth control?

No because the drug in pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) does not interact with popular forms of oral contraception

Is pepto bismol an antacid?

yes, it is an antacid

Who makes pepto bismol?

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Can pepto bismol affect the kidneys?

No, it shouldn't.

Can you give your dog children's pepto bismol?

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Why is pepto bismol a contraindication to an ulcer?

I think that pepto - bismol is a contraindication to an ulcer (stomach upset) because it basically kills the bacteria that causes diarrhea.

Can you throw up pepto bismol?

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How often do you take pepto-bismol?

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How long after taking Pepto Bismol does stool stay black?

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