Maalox vs Pepto

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This medication is used to treat the symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. It is also used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as belching, bloating, and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the stomach/gut. Simethicone helps break up gas bubbles in the gut. Aluminum and magnesium antacids work quickly to lower the acid in the stomach. Liquid antacids usually work faster/better than tablets or capsules. This medication works only on existing acid in the stomach. It does not prevent acid production. It may be used alone or with other medications that lower acid production (e.g., H2 blockers such as cimetidine/ranitidine and proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole). If you are self-treating with this medication, carefully read the package instructions before you start using this product to be sure it is right for you. Some products have similar brand names but different active ingredients with different uses. Taking the wrong product could harm you. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about your product or its use.This medication is used to treat occasional upset stomach, heartburn, and nausea. It is also used to treat diarrhea and help prevent travelers' diarrhea. It works by helping to slow the growth of bacteria that might be causing the diarrhea. This product should not be used to self-treat diarrhea if you also have a fever or blood/mucus in the stools. These could be signs of a serious health condition. Consult your doctor promptly for proper evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms. This medication is used under a doctor's direction with other medication to treat stomach ulcers caused by a certain bacteria (Helicobacter pylori). Do not use this medication to self-treat ulcers. Bismuth subsalicylate is a salicylate. Salicylates can cause serious bleeding problems when used alone in patients with ulcers. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.
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ITSME | 26.09.09
It works for me too, all I want to know is, does it cause dark green stools, and if so, if I took a dose on Monday, would it still be in my body affecting the stool,,,,,,OR, do I have a worse medical problem. If u know, and know for sure, pls email me at, NOW!
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Doray1021 | 31.12.11
Collagounous coltis. 9 tabs daily. Haven't felt better for 40 years. Dr recommended. No diarrrea.
Dougr | 26.04.09
For those of you who don't care for the taste; get the caplets and swallow them whole. I can't stand the taste, but it help the diarrhea, so I get the caplets. Generic brand is cheaper; can only find generic CAPLETS in Miejer stores, Wal-mart only has the chewable tablets, which has the same taste as the liquid.