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    Default Pepto-Bismol bad for your liver?

    Has anyone ever heard this, is it true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    Has anyone ever heard this, is it true?
    Pepto Bismol is Bismouth Subsalicylate...it is broken down in the stomach to bismouth oxychloride and salicylic acid and eliminated from the body primarily through the bowels without going through the liver for transformation.
    Although patients on blood thinners and pediatric patients should never take it,I'm not sure that the claim of liver damage is true. However it CAN effect the accuracy of the liver enzyme tests (AST,ALT,SGPT and SGOT),therefore,you should ALWAYS tell your Dr. if you have taken it wihtin 24 hours of any Liver Function test.

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    I don't have a bottle handy, but I'm sure I remember reading on the label that people with liver problems should not take the product.

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    I LOVE the test of Pepto Bismol. Could drink it without and upset stomach.

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    How about this: Once after taking a dose of Pepto, I had a black coating form on my toungue. Strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach View Post
    I LOVE the test of Pepto Bismol. Could drink it without and upset stomach.
    :creepy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurricane View Post
    How about this: Once after taking a dose of Pepto, I had a black coating form on my toungue. Strange.

    LOL, that is not the ONLY thing that it turns black!

    I just bought a fresh bottle for the holiday season.....it is my FAVORITE all purpose cure for what ails you upstairs and downstairs. No mention of liver issues on the bottle.

    Owsleyking knows his stuff. His info was totally correct!

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    Thanks Owsley, was just wondering, I don't take it too often anymore, but there for a while I didn't frequent it a good bit. Would go out to eat or drinking with the guys. Then I was in trouble about two hours into it. Someone in class had just mentioned it the other day, and it just caught me off guard, using it to help battle alcohol while it could be causing the same adverse affects on my liver as alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach View Post
    I LOVE the test of Pepto Bismol. Could drink it without and upset stomach.
    What?

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    Next time you got a tummy ache try some yogurt instead.

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    I haven't used Pepto since my first trip to Cancun. We went for a week, I got sick day two, and became the world's #1 source of potting soil.

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    My dad has liver problems due to a genetic defect in our family. He has Hemochromatosis...in short, it is where the body will store iron in all of the major body parts. The liver becomes affected and cirrhosis (sp?) of the liver ends up happening. Anyway, his specialist did tell him NOT to take this, along with other medications. Pepto was something my dad would use for his stomach and his doctor told him that he could not use this product (along with a huge list of others) because it DOES affect the liver. So, if you are asking this question due to the fact you have a liver disorder, I would say not to take it and consult your doctor if you feel like you do need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach View Post
    I LOVE the taste of Pepto Bismol. Could drink it without and upset stomach.

    LBC I completely agree with you on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post

    LBC I completely agree with you on this one!
    OK...........kinda weird......but let's just say you have vanilla ice cream...would you top it with PB????

    IMO Pepto falls in line with Nyquil.......two of my all time favorite "meds for what ails you" and I LOVE them when I feel sick.......but in real, everyday healthy life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs PurpleHaze View Post
    My dad has liver problems due to a genetic defect in our family. He has Hemochromatosis...in short, it is where the body will store iron in all of the major body parts. The liver becomes affected and cirrhosis (sp?) of the liver ends up happening. Anyway, his specialist did tell him NOT to take this, along with other medications. Pepto was something my dad would use for his stomach and his doctor told him that he could not use this product (along with a huge list of others) because it DOES affect the liver. So, if you are asking this question due to the fact you have a liver disorder, I would say not to take it and consult your doctor if you feel like you do need it.
    No liver problems, just had never heard that, and would sometimes take it after a few drinks, would hate to be doubling damage to my liver with pepto and alcohol that why I was concerned. Not that I've ever had any problems before, I just want to be "in the know".