MILK OF Magnesia vs Pepto-Bismol

MILK OF Magnesia
(OTC)
Pepto-Bismol
(OTC)
MILK OF Magnesia is a laxative and an antacid.
Pepto-Bismol is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.6
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Stomach Pain
4.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,423 Discussions
55,278 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Oily Skin
#3 for Acne
#4 for Stomach Pain
MILK OF Magnesia is approved for Constipation and Gastrointestinal Gas 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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MIL
Weight Gain
4
Burning
2
Runny Nose
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Hypomagnesemia
1
Shaking
1
Kidney Stones
1
Dry Mouth
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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MILK OF Magnesia
MIL
Pepto-Bismol
Pep
Weight Gain
MIL
Pep
4
3
Burning
MIL
Pep
2
0
Runny Nose
MIL
Pep
1
0
Loss of Appetite
MIL
Pep
1
1
Shortness of Breath
MIL
Pep
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
MIL
Pep
1
3
Hypomagnesemia
MIL
Pep
1
0
Shaking
MIL
Pep
1
0
Kidney Stones
MIL
Pep
1
0
Dry Mouth
MIL
Pep
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pep
MIL
3
1
Weight Gain
Pep
MIL
3
4
Cough
Pep
MIL
2
0
Addiction
Pep
MIL
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Pep
MIL
1
1
Diabetes
Pep
MIL
1
0
Rash
Pep
MIL
1
0
Reye's Syndrome
Pep
MIL
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Pep
MIL
1
1
Heart Attack
Pep
MIL
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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Suspension: , 7.75%, 2400 mg/10 mL, 400 mg/5 mL, 800 mg/5 mL
Concentrate: , 800 mg/5mL
Tablet: 311 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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Magnesium Hydroxide
Bismuth Subsalicylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between MILK OF Magnesia 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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Milk of Magnesia v Pepto Bismol
| Jasmine286
Milk of Magnesia always makes me feel sick and the mint flavour makes heartburn much worse for me.. When a person suffers with heartburn/reflux the advice is always never eat mint.. yet nearly all medicines are mint flavour! Milk of Magnesia also causes me to burp a lot and have tummy pains..Pepto Bismol is much better for me as it has a very neutral taste and coats the area as it is thick.. It is in my opinion much more effective and I do not need t take very much for relief..
Marc
August 14, 2014
You should only take Milk of Magnesia as a laxative, because that's what it is! It says it right on the bottle, it isn't for heartburn, it's to help you shit. On the other hand, Pepto is to help coat your stomach and it is also made to stop diarrhea. I'm not too sure why anybody would take a laxative to try help their stomach, you should be taking Mylanta or a stomach antacid to help with stomach pains, not a laxative, no wonder why you feel like shit!

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