What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Bismuth Subsalicylate to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: ONE REPORT OF METABOL ACIDOSIS W/ASA;RISK OF REYE'S SYN W/VIRAL ILLNESS/FEVER
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Increased risk of fecal impaction. Sensitivity to toxic effects more likely.
Giving Bismuth Subsalicylate to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Do not use in current or recovery from varicella or influenza illness.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.