Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 14, 2020.
(BIZ muth sub GAL ate)
Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.
Tablet Chewable, Oral:
Devrom: 200 mg [banana flavor]
Brand Names: U.S.
- Devrom [OTC]
- Gastrointestinal Agent, Miscellaneous
Adsorbs extra water in large intestine, as well as toxins; forms a protective coat on the intestinal mucosa.
Bismuth is minimally absorbed across the GI tract (Lione 1988)
Use: Labeled Indications
Flatulence and feces deodorizer: Eliminating or reducing odor from flatulence and feces
Flatulence and feces deodorizer: Oral: 1 to 2 capsules or chewable tablets up to 4 times daily (maximum: 8 capsules or chewable tablets per 24 hours).
Flatulence and feces deodorizer: Children ≥12 years and Adolescents: Oral: 1 to 2 capsules or chewable tablets up to 4 times daily; maximum daily dose: 8 capsules or chewable tablets/24 hours
Oral: Chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Bismuth Subcitrate: Bismuth-Containing Compounds may enhance the neurotoxic effect of Bismuth Subcitrate. Avoid combination
The following adverse drug reactions and incidences are derived from product labeling unless otherwise specified.
Frequency not defined.
Gastrointestinal: Darkening of stools, melanoglossia
• Self-medication (OTC use): A temporary harmless darkening of the stool and/or tongue may occur with use. Bismuth subgallate does not reduce the odor due to faulty personal hygiene.
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to help gas and stools smell better.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
• Tongue discoloration
• Stool discoloration
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• Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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