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Anonymous asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 1 decade ago

What is pepto bismol?

I was watching futurama and they said something about this what is it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug produced by the Procter and Gamble company used to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate, which is also responsible for its distinctive pink color. The primary symptoms aided by Pepto-Bismol are nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, and other temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.

    Pepto-Bismol is made in chewable tablets and swallowable caplets, but is best known for its original formula which is a thick liquid. This original formula is a medium pink color with a strong wintergreen flavor. These traits have become generally associated with the medicine to the degree that something may be described as "Pepto-Bismol pink" or as tasting like "Pepto-Bismol". The medicine is also heavily associated with advertisements for it in which people dance and sing out the "nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea" line.

    Ingesting Pepto-Bismol may cause feces, as well as the tongue, to become dark green or black for several days.

    Source(s): ** Tireless Researcher ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepto_Bismol
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  • 4 years ago

    Actually when my dog had diareha and he's a big lab the vet said it was okay to give him a table spoon of pepto bismol for him.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's a sort of medication for "nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and diarreah."

    They make a song with that, it gets rid of those things.

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  • 6 years ago

    THE MOST DISGUSTING MEDICINE EVER!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think i'm allergic to it..i like tums or rolaids

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