Bismuth Subsalicylate Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dyspepsia

524 mg orally every 30 to 60 minutes as needed not to exceed 8 doses in any 24 hour period.
Alternatively, 1048 mg to 1050 mg may be given orally every hour not to exceed 4 doses in any 24 hour period.

Comments:
-Use until diarrhea stops but not longer than 2 days.
-Bismuth subsalicylate may be useful in the prevention of traveler's diarrhea during periods of risk. The duration of use for traveler's diarrhea should not exceed approximately 3 weeks.
-Shake liquid formulations well before using.

Usual Adult Dose for Traveler's Diarrhea

524 mg orally every 30 to 60 minutes as needed not to exceed 8 doses in any 24 hour period.
Alternatively, 1048 mg to 1050 mg may be given orally every hour not to exceed 4 doses in any 24 hour period.

Comments:
-Use until diarrhea stops but not longer than 2 days.
-Bismuth subsalicylate may be useful in the prevention of traveler's diarrhea during periods of risk. The duration of use for traveler's diarrhea should not exceed approximately 3 weeks.
-Shake liquid formulations well before using.

Usual Adult Dose for Diarrhea

524 mg orally every 30 to 60 minutes as needed not to exceed 8 doses in any 24 hour period.
Alternatively, 1048 mg to 1050 mg may be given orally every hour not to exceed 4 doses in any 24 hour period.

Comments:
-Use until diarrhea stops but not longer than 2 days.
-Bismuth subsalicylate may be useful in the prevention of traveler's diarrhea during periods of risk. The duration of use for traveler's diarrhea should not exceed approximately 3 weeks.
-Shake liquid formulations well before using.

Usual Adult Dose for Helicobacter pylori Infection

524 mg orally 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diarrhea

Non-specific diarrhea:

<3 years: use with caution

3 to 6 years: 87 mg every 30 minutes to 1 hour as needed.

6 to 9 years: 175 mg every 30 minutes to 1 hour as needed.

9 to 12 years: 262 mg every 30 minutes to 1 hour as needed.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Diarrhea - Chronic

Chronic Infantile Diarrhea:

2 to 24 months: 44 mg every 4 hours

24 to 48 months: 87 mg every 4 hours

48 to 70 months: 175 mg every 4 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Helicobacter pylori Infection

Dosage in children with Helicobacter Pylori Infection is not well established, the following doses have been used in conjunction with ampicillin and metronidazole.

<= 10 years: 262 mg four times a day for six weeks

> 10 years: 524 mg four times a day for six weeks

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

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