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Pepto-Bismol Caplets

Starts to relieve your digestive upsets with two flavorless pills.

These unflavored caplets start to relieve overindulgence symptoms of heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea when you need it. 

Available in boxes of 24 or 40 caplets.

Uses, Warnings

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Active Ingredient
(in each caplet)
Bismuth subsalicylate 262 mg
Purpose upset stomach reliever and antidiarrheal

Relieves • travelers' diarrhea • diarrhea • upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including: heartburn • indigestion • nausea • gas • belching • fullness

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 or 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.


  • Swallow with water, do not chew.
  • Adults and children 12 years and over:

-  2 caplets every 1/2 to 1 hour as needed

-  Do not exceed 8 doses (16 caplets) in 24 hours.

-  Use until diarrhea stops, but not more than 2 days.

  • Not for children under 12 years of age.
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea.

Other Information, Inactive Ingredients

  • Each caplet contains:

      -  calcium 27 mg

      -  Salicylate 99 mg

  • Very low sodium
  • Avoid excessive heat (over 104° F or 40° C).
  • TAMPER EVIDENT: Do not use if inner printed seal on bottle is broken or missing.


Inactive Ingredients: calcium carbonate, D&C Red No. 27 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, polysorbate 80, povidone, silicon dioxide, sodium starch glycolate


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