What Is Pepto Bismol?
Pepto Bismol is an over-the-counter treatment used to help relieve the symptoms of indigestion and an upset stomach. This product was originally developed by a doctor in the early 20th century and has been a popular choice for generations.
How Does Pepto Bismol Work?
Pepto Bismol contains an ingredient called bismuth subsalicylate that has antacid properties. It helps to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach like nausea, heartburn, gas, belching, indigestion, and feelings of fullness. It can also help with diarrhea by increasing the amount of fluid your intestines absorb, reducing inflammation of the intestines, and blocking and killing bacteria and toxins that may cause diarrhea.
How Long Does It Take Pepto Bismol To Work?
Most Pepto Bismol products start to work within one hour less. The stronger formulas may work faster, but you may need to take additional doses until you get the desired effects. Read the product label carefully for more detailed dosing information.
How Much Pepto Bismol Should I Take?
Always take Pepto Bismol as directed per the package instructions and make sure you shake the bottle before every dose. Fill the dosing cup provided on the cap and fill it to the top, then drink it. One cup of Pepto Bismol liquid is equal to one dose. 30 ml is one dose for Original Strength liquid, 15 ml is one dose for Ultra-Strength liquid, and 10 ml is one dose for Pepto Diarrhea Liquid. The brand also sells chewable tablets and liquid capsules as well as a formula for children.