• subsalicylate
  • Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and nausea. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bismuth subsalicylate has the empirical chemical formula of C7H5BiO4, and it is a colloidal substance obtained by hydrolysis of bismuth salicylate (Bi(C6H4(OH)CO2)3). (wikipedia.org)
  • As a derivative of salicylic acid, bismuth subsalicylate displays anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the risks of salicylism can apply to the use of bismuth subsalicylate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children should not take medication with bismuth subsalicylate while recovering from influenza or chicken pox, as epidemiologic evidence points to an association between the use of salicylate-containing medications during certain viral infections and the onset of Reye's syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • For the same reason, it is typically recommended that nursing mothers not use medication containing bismuth subsalicylate because small amounts of the medication are excreted in human breast milk, and these pose a theoretical risk of Reye's syndrome to nursing children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Salicylates are very toxic to cats, and thus bismuth subsalicylate should not be administered to cats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bismuth subsalicylate is used as an antacid and antidiarrheal, and to treat some other gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea. (wikipedia.org)
  • The salicylic acid is absorbed and therapeutical concentrations of salicylic acid can be found in blood after bismuth subsalicylate administration. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bismuth subsalicylate is the only active ingredient in an over-the-counter drug that can leave a shiny metal oxide slag behind after being completely burnt with a blow torch. (wikipedia.org)
  • While bismuth salts were in use in Europe by the late 1700s, the combination of bismuth subsalicylate and zinc salts for astringency with salol (phenyl salicilate) appears to have begun in the US in the early 1900s as a remedy for life-threatening diarrhea in infants with cholera. (wikipedia.org)
  • P&G's Helidac Therapy combines three drugs: bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole and tetracycline hydrochloride in a unique, cube-shaped kit designed for patient compliance. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • P&G's drug therapy combines three drugs -- bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole and tetracycline hydrochloride -- in a consumer-tested, patient-friendly kit. (thefreedictionary.com)