My mother is visiting me and has a little diarrhea and is not feeling very well. Can I give her something for the upset stomach? She takes coumadin daily for a heart condition and says she can't have any medications.
If bismutol is like pepto bismol no she can't take that because it has salicylates in it that can raise her inr. She can take imodium for the diarrhea and there is an otc liquid called emetrol that she could take for the nausea. She can also try something like gingerale and saltines for the nausea.
The active ingredient, bismuth subsalicylate, may increase the effect of anticoagulants, increasing the chance of bleeding. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking together.
When I started taking all of the post-surgery meds, they had me use Omeprazole for upset stomach. If you use it, remember to take it at least two hours before and two hours after any other meds, as it or any other antacid will interfere with absorption of other meds.
- Coumadin Information for Consumers
- Coumadin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Coumadin (detailed)
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