on 12/13/12 9:45 pm

Can we have Pepto Bismal (spelling)? If not...please advise why we should not have it? I am preparing for my cruise and I always take along a lil Pepto just in case I get diarrhea.  These days if you go to the ship's doctor to get treated for just simple food related diarrhea, you will likely be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours. That would suck big time on a cruise. So,  I want to take along my own stash of anti diarrhea meds....will Pepto be safe? If not, pleease advise why not, and offer a healthy alternative. LOL.



Highest Weight: 314, Pre-Op Weight: 294, Surgical Weight: 279, 1st Goal Weight: 170, 2nd Goal Weight: 155, Current Weight:163

on 12/13/12 10:03 pm - Central, IL
RNY on 12/03/12

If i remember correctly, Pepto has some sort of NSAID in it. Please read the ingredients very well before taking! I think my program allows Immodium for diarrhea. have fun on your trip!

on 12/13/12 10:16 pm - Brighton, IL

Pepto is NSAID based but imodium is fine to use.



on 12/13/12 10:34 pm - Marlboro, MA

My surgeon mentioned Pepto by name as a NO_NO.



on 12/13/12 10:54 pm - Kansas City, KS

Pepto contains Aspirin and may increase your risk of developing a stomach ulcer and bleeding. I would go with plain immodium in the tablet from. I avoid the liquid because the syrup contains sugar. Tums are calcium carbonate and might help if your stomach gets upset.

Have fun on your cruise :)

 RNY 1/29/08
Pre: BMI 47.6 wt 279
Current: BMI 24.9 wt 146
total pounds lost: 133

on 12/13/12 11:14 pm

Thank you all! I didnt realize that Pepto had Asprin or NSAID. I will be safe and get a pack of Tums and some Imodium!