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Alka Seltzer vs. Pepto-Bismol for Heartburn

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Alka Seltzer

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Other Names: Alka Seltzer Gold

Pepto-Bismol

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/ 43,681 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 9,696 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 43,681 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Alka-Seltzer is an effervescent antacid and pain reliever first marketed by the Miles Laboratories. It was developed by company chemist Maurice Treneer in Elkhart Indiana. Alka-Seltzer is marketed for relief of minor aches, pains, inflammation, fever, he... Read more on Wikipedia
Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Alka Seltzer vs. Pepto-Bismol

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Anyone know if I can take Alka Seltzer? That stuff works...
...noticed that I get nauseated a lot now ...so that's deft not my problem. I've taken Pepto to help w/ the indigestion but I won't any more. Anyone know if I can take Alka Seltzer? That stuff...
to him and really helped. Why do the things that 'help...
...on it for 6 weeks. Pepto Bismol helped his stomach. He said it ...flavor just carbonated. It was like alka seltzer to him and really helped. Why do the things that 'help' have to hurt???? P...
one alka seltzer in a small glass of water and that helps...
...but sometimes I think it is acid in the stomach. I use pepto bismol (yuck) but it helps me. Also, ...soup? Sometimes I take one alka seltzer in a small glass of water and that helps because...
or sometimes alka seltzer helps me. Try eating the safe...
...have anything you can take like pepto bismol or sometimes alka seltzer helps me. Try eating the safe ...helps. BTW, after I get a panic attack I get nausea. Also, ...Hope you do feel better l...
between taking alka-seltzer and drinking something...
...Brandon- I've done the alka-seltzer thing a few ...was no difference between taking alka-seltzer and drinking something carbonated- ...that Tums or chewable pepto also does the trick- bu...
Bismol, Mylanta, Alka Seltzer and the best remedy is from...
...these are over the counter medications that you can use:Pepto Bismol, Mylanta, Alka Seltzer and the best remedy is from my Grandma....A teaspoon of Baking...
Sure, the Pepto Bismol helped temporarily, but it didn't...
...felt that way until I threw up. Sure, the Pepto Bismol helped temporarily, but it didn't get ...after drinking one of those Alka Seltzer tablets dissolved in water, lol....
minutes, alka seltzer works immediately, but makes me throw...
...with me. went to doctor and she put me on prescription prilosec, but that didnt work. pepto stops the pain in 5 minutes, alka seltzer works immediately, but makes me throw up. It started...
so I broke down and took some alka seltzer, didn't work,...
...virus, so I broke down and took some alka seltzer, didn't work, so 2 swigs of Pepto bismol, didn't work, but the pepto bismol is making me constipated and my stomach is so bloated and mushy,...
& Pepto definitely helped my queezy stomach and...
...woke up. I started feeling dizzy maybe 3 hours after awaking. But the Alka-Seltzer & Pepto definitely helped my queezy stomach and dizzyness. No I was afraid to check my blood sugar - I had...
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