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Bismuth Subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)

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Bismuth Subsalicylate  (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)

What is the Generic Name for Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol?

Bismuth Subsalicylate

What is the Trade Name for Bismuth Subsalicylate?

Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol

What are the Indications of Bismuth Subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)?

  • Diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • H. pylori associated ulcer

What are the Actions of Bismuth Subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)?

Stimulates the absorption of fluids and electrolytes in the intestinal wall, reduction in hypermotility of the stomach, and binds to toxins.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Bismuth Subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)?

Antidiarrheal, antiulcer

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Bismuth Subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)?


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Date Published - Feb 3, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 24, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.