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Pepto-Bismol Liquid

Pepto-Bismol (Tablets & Liquid)

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Pepto-Bismol is a famous brand associated with helping people to deal with symptoms of heartburn, indigestion and reflux. If you are in need of fast relief, take a dose of Pepto-Bismol and you will feel better in no time as the active ingredients work to give fast relief from symptoms.

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Pepto-Bismol Information

  • Age: 16 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What can Pepto-Bismol be used to treat?

Pepto-Bismol can be used to treat the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain and burning
  • Nausea and excess gas
  • Diarrhoea

Both Pepto-Bismol tablets and suspension make use of bismuth subsalicylate. The exact way in which this ingredient works is unknown, however it has been shown to have several actions within the gut. It seems to coat the irritated stomach and intestinal tissue, decreasing inflammation and lowering the levels of irritation you experience. It also reduces the secretions of the digestive tract and kills bacteria, including E coli, which helps to prevent against diarrhoea.

If you are using Pepto-Bismol suspension, make sure to shake the bottle well before each use. Anyone over the age of 16 should take 30ml of Pepto-Bismol liquid or two Pepto-Bismol tablets as and when required. Dosing can be repeated ever hour if necessary, but do not exceed more than eight doses in a 24 hour period. If you see no improvement after two days, cease usage and contact your doctor immediately.

For children who are under the age of 16, medications containing salicylates should not be used unless specified by a doctor (this includes Pepto-Bismol).

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Pepto-Bismol dosage

Age 16 and over: Take 30ml or two tablets. Repeat the dose every 30 minutes to 1 hour as needed. Do not take more than 8 doses in 24 hours.

Pepto-Bismol side effects

Like all medicines, there is the possibility of experiencing side effects when using Pepto-Bismol.

  • This product may cause a temporary and harmless darkening of the stool or tongue. If symptoms do not disappear after 3 days or stopping product use - consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Warning: this product contains amaranth (colouring) which may cause allergic reactions including asthma; and aspartame (sweetener) - a source of phenylalanine, which may be harmful for people with phenylketonuria.

Stop using Pepto-Bismol and see your doctor if:

  • symptoms are severe or persist for more than 2 days
  • diarrhoea is accompanied by fever
  • you notice anything unusual or have unexpected side effects
  • you accidentally take too many tablets.

Pepto-Bismol ingredients

The active ingredient contained in Pepto-Bismol is Bismuth Subsalicylate.

The tablets also contain: Calcium Carbonate, Mannitol, Povidone, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Amaranth Aluminium Lake (E123), Saccharin Sodium, Peppermint flavour, Vanilla Cream flavour, Aspartame (E951).

The liquid also contains: Aluminium Magnesium Silicate, Methylcellulose, Methyl Salicylate, Sorbic Acid (E200), Benzoic Acid (E210), Salicylic Acid, Saccharin Sodium, Sodium Salicylate, Amaranth (E123), and Purified Water.

Pepto-Bismol warnings

Do not take Pepto-Bismol if you are:

  • Under 16 years, due to a possible association between salicylates and Reye's syndrome (a very rare but very serious disease)
  • Allergic to salicylates including aspirin or any of the other ingredients
  • Taking other salicylates including aspirin
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Pepto-Bismol if you take medicine for:

  • thinning the blood (anticoagulants)
  • diabetes
  • gout.

Do not use Pepto-Bismol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Pepto-Bismol (Tablets & Liquid) Reviews

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 05-11-2020

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Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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Chris Newbury

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Reviewed on: 05-11-2020

Next review date: 05-11-2022


Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.


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