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Pepto-Bismol Max Strength Liquid

When you’re in need of maximum relief from digestive upsets, this is your Pepto-Bismol.

Relieve heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea with the smooth Max Strength Liquid flavor that comes with just a hint of a fresh wintergreen taste.

Available in 4-, 8-, and 12-ounce bottles

Uses, Warnings

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Active Ingredient
(in each 30 mL Dose Cup or 2 Tablespoons)
Bismuth subsalicylate 1050 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.



  • Shake well before use.
  • For accurate dosing, use dose cup or tablespoon (TBSP).
  • Adults and children 12 years and over:

      -  1 dose (2 TBSP or 30 mL) every hour as needed.

      -  Do not exceed 4 doses (8 TBSP or 120 mL) 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 30 mL dose cup contains:
      -  Magnesium 25 mg -  Sodium 8 mg -  Salicylate 236 mg
  • Low sodium
  • Protect from freezing.
  • Avoid excessive heat (over 104° F or 40° C).
  • TAMPER EVIDENT: Do not use if printed shrinkband is missing or broken.


Inactive Ingredients: benzoic acid, D&C Red No. 22, D&C Red No. 28, flavor, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylcellulose, saccharin sodium, salicylic acid, sodium salicylate, sorbic acid, water


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