Pepto-Bismol

About Pepto-Bismol (Over the Counter Drug)

Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug used to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate.

Learn more about Pepto-Bismol in our Pepto-Bismol Community Report.

Rejoice's Pepto-Bismol History (Stopped)
Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)
262 mg Five times daily Feb 25 - 27, 2015
262 mg Twice daily Feb 27 - Mar 12, 2015
As needed Sep 08 - Oct 15, 2015
524 mg One time Jan 18 - 18, 2016
Stopped Other (I'm going to be taking a H. pylori breath test to see if that is what is causing my ulcer, and you have to stop taking Pepto-Bismol for two weeks before the test.) Mar 12, 2015
Stopped Side effects too severe Oct 2015
Stopped Jan 18, 2016

Rejoice's Pepto-Bismol is for…

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Gastric ulcer pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach

Rejoice's side effects of Pepto-Bismol…

  • Black stool Feb 25, 2015
  • Constipation Feb 25, 2015

Evaluations


Oct 15, 2015

Dosage
As needed
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for abdominal cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diarrhea)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nausea)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for gastric ulcer pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (black stool, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2015

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for abdominal cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diarrhea)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nausea)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for gastric ulcer pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (black stool, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly

Mar 12, 2015

Dosage
262 mg Twice daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastric ulcer)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for abdominal cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (black stool, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost
< $25 monthly