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Bismuth Subsalicylate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Bismuth Subsalicylate (bismuth subsalicylate systemic) is a member of the drug class antidiarrheals and is used to treat Diarrhea, Diarrhea - Chronic, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Indigestion, Lymphocytic Colitis and Traveler's Diarrhea.

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Astringent agent

Treatment of peptic ulcer

Antidiarrheal agent

Chemical Name

Bismut, (2-hydroxybenzoato-O1,O2)oxo-

Foreign Names

  • Bismuthi Subsalicylas (Latin)
  • Bismutsalicylat (German)
  • Bismuth (sous-salicylate de) (French)

Generic Names

  • Bismuth Subsalicylate (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Bismutoxidsalicylat (IS)
  • Wismutsalicylat, basisches (IS)
  • Wismutsubsalicylat (IS)
  • Bismuth (sous-salicylate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Bismuth subsalicylate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Bismuthi Subsalicylas (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Bismuthi subsalicylas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Bismutsalicylat, basisches (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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