II. Indications

III. Dosing

  1. Tablet: Two tabs PO qid up to maximum of every 4 hours
  2. Liquid: 30 ml every 30 minutes to maximum of 240 ml/day

IV. Adverse Effects

  1. Turns Tongue and stool black
  2. Mild Tinnitus
  3. May decrease bioavailability of Doxycycline
    1. Doxycycline is used for Malaria Prophylaxis

V. Contraindications

  1. Avoid in Salicylate allergy
  2. Avoid if patient on Salicylates OR Coumadin
  3. Do not exceed 3 weeks of use

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Ontology: bismuth subsalicylate (C0053792)

Definition (NCI) A bismuth salt of salicylic acid. Little absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, bismuth subsalicylate exerts a local effect on the gastric mucosa, coating it and protecting it from the corrosive effects of acid and pepsin. This agent also has local antimicrobial properties. (NCI04)
Definition (PDQ) A bismuth salt of salicylic acid. Little absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, bismuth subsalicylate exerts a local effect on the gastric mucosa, coating it and protecting it from the corrosive effects of acid and pepsin. This agent also has local antimicrobial properties. Check for "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=42311&idtype=1" active clinical trials or "http://www.cancer.gov/Search/ClinicalTrialsLink.aspx?id=42311&idtype=1&closed=1" closed clinical trials using this agent. ("http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov:80/NCIBrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C1020" NCI Thesaurus)
Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH C015715
SnomedCT 82075003, 409307004
English bismuth subsalicylate, subsalicylate bismuth, bismuth subsalicylate (medication), bismuth subsalicylate [Chemical/Ingredient], Bismuth Subsalicylate, BISMUTH SUBSALICYLATE, Bismuth subsalicylate, Bismuth subsalicylate (substance), Bismuth subsalicylate (product)
Japanese 次サリチル酸ビスマス
Spanish subsalicilato de bismuto (sustancia), subsalicilato de bismuto, subsalicilato de bismuto (producto)