Pepto-Bismol Liquid


  • Travelers’ diarrhea
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink including:
    • Heartburn
    • Indigestion
    • Nausea
    • Gas
    • Belching
    • Fullness


Shake well before use

Only use dose cup provided

Adults and children 12 years and over:

  • 30 mL (1 dose) every 1/2 hour or 60 mL (2 doses) every hour as needed for diarrhea/traveler’s diarrhea
  • 30 mL (1 dose) every 1/2 hour as needed for overindulgence (upset stomach, heartburn, indigestion, nausea)
  • Do not exceed 8 doses (240 mL) in 24 hours
  • Use until diarrhea stops but not more than 2 days

Children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea

Other information:

  • Each 30 mL Dose Cup Contains: magnesium 3 mg, sodium 4 mg, salicylate 261 mg
  • Protect from freezing
  • Avoid excessive heat (over 104°F or 40°C)
  • TAMPER EVIDENT: Do not use if imprinted shrinkband is missing or broken.



Bismuth Subsalicylate 525 mg (in each 30 mL dose)


Benzoic acid, D&C Red No. 22, D&C Red No. 28, flavor, gellan gum, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylcellulose, salicylic acid, sodium salicylate, sorbic acid, sucralose, water


Reye’s syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

Allergy alert: Contains salicylate. Do not take if you are: allergic to salicylates (including aspirin); taking other salicylate products.

Do not use if you have:

  • An ulcer
  • A bleeding problem
  • Bloody or black stool

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • Fever
  • Mucus in the stool

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any drug for:

  • Anticoagulation (thinning the blood)
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Arthritis

When using this product a temporary, but harmless, darkening of the stool and/or tongue may occur.

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Symptoms get worse or last more than 2 days
  • Ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • Diarrhea lasts more than 2 days

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


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