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Imodium vs. Pepto-Bismol for Stomach Cramps

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Based on 33,261 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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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January 10, 2014
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What patients are saying about Imodium + Pepto-Bismol + Stomach Cramps

14 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
maximum dose of Pepto Bismol to your Imodium. That is what...
Add the maximum dose of Pepto Bismol to your Imodium. That is what the docs ...working for her. For some, Pepto Bismol is an effective solution. Don't take it...
the maximum Imodium allowed, I get severe stomach cramps...
...Imodium together because sometimes if I've had a bad day and had to take the maximum Imodium allowed, I get severe stomach...
the low dose of Imodium or try switching to Pepto Bismol
...I take 1/2 a generic Imodium twice a day. Two years ...I had no success with Pepto Bismol and was put on Entocort. ...the low dose of Imodium or try switching to Pepto Bismol...
Imodium isn't working so well, I'll go to Pepto. My doctor...
...vengeance. Sometimes when Imodium isn't working so well, I'll go to Pepto. My doctor said ...time fighting. The Bismuth in Pepto is better for this type of thing than Imodium. You might wan...
that Pepto helped only with the sour stomach/stomach cramps...
...told that Imodium extra strength ...okay to take as well as Pepto. I found that Pepto helped only with the sour stomach/stomach cramps. The imodium worked better for the lower stomach cramps and...
Bismol. I switched from Imodium to Pepto Bismal 8 days...
...I might be reacting to Pepto Bismol. I switched from Imodium to Pepto Bismal 8 days ago (8 ...morning I took one Imodium and at 2:00 another ...D then. I ended up going on Entocort several ...
should not...others say it can help relieve stomach cramping...
...Can I take anti-diarrhea medication (Imodium or Pepto) when I have the flu? Was reading a few websites and some say I should not...others say it can help relieve stomach cramping and, well,...
shake for weeks. I have stopped having stomach cramps...
...about 3 bottles of Imodium and a bottle of pepto also. I have been using the same protein shake for weeks. I have stopped having stomach cramps but diarrhea starts at ...all and I have no appeti...
on in my healing process it was giving me stomach cramping...
...all learned the hard way, once in a full blown flare, it seems to take on a life of its own, and is very difficult to reign in. I'm so glad imodium works for me now, as earlier on in my healin...
has fructose in it, so be careful. I usually take imodium...
...stomach cramps!! This Sucks!! I've been downing Emetrol all day long for the nausea. It's good stuff. You can get it at Walmart or anywhere. It helps nausea but sometimes it can trigger an IBS...
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