Alka Seltzer vs Pepto-Bismol

Alka Seltzer
(OTC)
Pepto-Bismol
(OTC)
Alka Seltzer is an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Pepto-Bismol is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Indigestion
4.5
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,154 Discussions
55,400 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for GERD
#5 for Indigestion
Alka Seltzer is approved for Pain, Headaches and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nausea
#2 for Diarrhea
#3 for Stomach Pain
#5 for Indigestion
Pepto-Bismol is approved for Nausea, Diarrhea and Stomach Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Diabetes
2
Addiction
2
Dehydration
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Gagging
1
Hiccups
1
Seizures
1
Palpitations
1
Drowsiness
1
Pep
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Weight Gain
3
Cough
2
Addiction
2
Loss of Appetite
1
Diabetes
1
Rash
1
Reye's Syndrome
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Heart Attack
1
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2
Dehydration
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0
Withdrawal Symptoms
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3
High Blood Pressure
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0
Gagging
Alk
Pep
1
0
Hiccups
Alk
Pep
1
0
Seizures
Alk
Pep
1
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Palpitations
Alk
Pep
1
0
Drowsiness
Alk
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1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
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Alk
3
2
Weight Gain
Pep
Alk
3
0
Cough
Pep
Alk
2
0
Addiction
Pep
Alk
2
2
Loss of Appetite
Pep
Alk
1
0
Diabetes
Pep
Alk
1
2
Rash
Pep
Alk
1
0
Reye's Syndrome
Pep
Alk
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Pep
Alk
1
0
Heart Attack
Pep
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1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Alka Seltzer during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alka Seltzer and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Pepto-Bismol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 324 mg, 325 mg, 325-1000-1700 mg
Suspension: 262 mg/15 mL, 525 mg/15 mL, 524 mg/30mL
Tablet: 262 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aspirin/Sodium Bicarbonate/Citric Acid , Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Bicarbonate/Citric Acid
Bismuth Subsalicylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alka Seltzer and Pepto-Bismol: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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