Gaviscon vs Pepto-Bismol for Indigestion

Gaviscon
(OTC)
Pepto-Bismol
(OTC)
Gaviscon is an antacid.
Pepto-Bismol is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Indigestion
3.2
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Indigestion
4.5
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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December 9, 1983
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
101,019 Discussions
55,327 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Reflux
#2 for Heartburn
#3 for GERD
#4 for Indigestion
#5 for Burps
#6 for Nausea
Gaviscon is approved for Reflux 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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Gav
Dizziness
1
Addiction
1
Gallstones
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Contractions
1
Ear Infection
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Jaundice
1
Sciatica
1
Burning Throat
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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Gaviscon
Gav
Pepto-Bismol
Pep
Dizziness
Gav
Pep
1
0
Addiction
Gav
Pep
1
2
Gallstones
Gav
Pep
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Gav
Pep
1
1
Contractions
Gav
Pep
1
0
Ear Infection
Gav
Pep
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Gav
Pep
1
3
Jaundice
Gav
Pep
1
0
Sciatica
Gav
Pep
1
0
Burning Throat
Gav
Pep
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pep
Gav
3
1
Weight Gain
Pep
Gav
3
0
Cough
Pep
Gav
2
0
Addiction
Pep
Gav
2
1
Loss of Appetite
Pep
Gav
1
1
Diabetes
Pep
Gav
1
0
Rash
Pep
Gav
1
0
Reye's Syndrome
Pep
Gav
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Pep
Gav
1
0
Heart Attack
Pep
Gav
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Pepto-Bismol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: , 200 mg calcium (500 mg), 80-14.2 mg, 160-105 mg
Suspension: , 95-358 mg/15 mL
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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Magnesium Carbonate/Aluminum Hydroxide , Magnesium Trisilicate/Al Hydrox/Sod Bicarb/Alginic Acid , Magnesium Carbonate/Aluminum Hydroxide/Alginic Acid , Calcium Carbonate , Calcium carbonate/Sodium alginate/Sodium bicarbonate
Bismuth Subsalicylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gaviscon 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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