People use bismuth nitrate for preventing kidney damage caused by cancer drugs, for preventing bone marrow damage caused by radiation, and for a digestive tract infection that can lead to ulcers (Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Bismuth nitrate is used in cosmetics as a pigment.
In December 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added bismuth nitrate to the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List. The ingredients on this list might not be lawful to include in dietary supplements. For this reason, people may want to avoid using supplements containing bismuth nitrate.
Do not confuse bismuth nitrate with other bismuth salts. See separate listing for bismuth.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- A digestive tract infection that can lead to ulcers (Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori). Taking bismuth nitrate with two antibiotics for H. pylori infection might help heal ulcers and get rid of H. pylori in the intestines. But it's unclear if taking bismuth nitrate with antibiotics works better than other treatments for H. pylori.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for BISMUTH NITRATE overview.
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