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Active ingredient (in each 15 mL Tbsp)Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mg
antidiarrheal upset stomach reliever
relieves upset stomach and nausea associated with it
WarningsReye’s syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken
pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product,
if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because
these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious
illness. Allergy alert:Contains salicylate. Do not take if you are
allergic to salicylates (including aspirin)
taking other salicylate products
Do not use if you have
a bleeding problem
bloody or black stool
Ask a doctor before use if you have
mucus in the stool
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any drug for
anticoagulation (thinning the blood)
When using this product a temporary, but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or tongue
may occur Stop use and ask a doctor if
symptoms get worse
ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
diarrhea lasts more than 2 days
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
shake well before using
for accurate dosing, use dose cup
drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by
adults and children 12 years and over
take 2 tablespoonfuls (30 mL)
repeat dose every 1/2 hour to 1 hour as needed
do not exceed 8 doses (16 Tbsp or 240 mL) in 24 hours
use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days
children under 12 years: ask a doctor
each 15 mL tablespoon contains: salicylate 130mg, sodium 10 mg
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