Pepto bismol?

on 5/21/21 10:45 am
VSG on 08/17/20

Do I need to ask before taking pepto bismol or other medicines? Not to get into to much detail but I've had diarrhea and if it persists I'd like to take something to help.

on 5/21/21 10:59 am
VSG on 08/17/20

Ok so I read past posts and they all state Immodium AD. I'm going to research it. Any advice would be helpful.

on 5/24/21 11:26 am

Immodium.. it's action is by absorbing what is causing the issue. It is considered generally safe for everyone..It is also supposed to be non-constipating. As with all drugs can cause problems if take too much.. I take it rarely ,helpful especially if really explosive.t helps with that as well.

No pepto no nsaids.. esp with coumadin..

on 5/24/21 12:07 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Thanks for response, doctor said imodium is fine. What a nightmare those 2 days were. Feeling good today, imodium really worked well.

on 5/21/21 11:31 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I would ask. I remember that RNYers are not supposed to take Pepto Bismol because it has an NSAID in it. Some surgeons don't allow their VSG patients to take NSAIDs, either.

on 5/21/21 12:36 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Thanks, I will need to ask because I'm on blood thinner. All I know is my stomach is not agreeing with with me today.

on 5/24/21 6:39 am
RNY on 04/15/19

If it were me, I would consult with my doctor just to be safe.

on 5/24/21 12:05 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Yup doctor said imodium was safe to take. Today I'm feeling like myself thank goodness!