I very rarely get heartburn or really bad indigestion, just the normal type, and a Tums will take care of that. However, just before going to church on Sunday morning, I started to have an upset stomach and burping. I took a Tums and during the service at church, I took another one, but it just wouldn’t go away.
We sat at the end of the aisle for a quick escape, and Len kept asking me if I wanted to leave. We skipped shaking hands at the end and went out the side door.
I got home and looked through my medicine cabinet. I used to keep the bottle type of Pepto-Bismol, but the taste of it was so revolting, I started retching when I was drinking it. I came up with a sample pack of Pepto-Bismol chewable tablets. I figured I needed to take something because my indigestion was not going away.
I chewed one tablets and the taste was just as bad as the liquid form. It has a ‘hospital’ taste, if you know what I mean. As soon as I had finished one I knew that I couldn’t stomach a second one. I got a peppermint and sucked that to get rid of the taste. This worked.
I still kept burping but they weren’t as frequent. Finally I realized that they had stopped altogether and my stomach felt fine. I was really delighted to know that they worked for me.
From the packaging:
Warnings: Do not use if recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms. Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin. Do not use if you have an ulcer, fever, a bleeding problem, or bloody black stool.
Check with a doctor or pharmacist if you use a blood thinner, diabetic, have gout, or arthritis, or you are pregnant.”
You can take 2 tablets every 30 minutes as needed, with a maximum of 16 tablets in a 24 hour period. Boy, you would really have bad heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach or diarrhea, to take that many. Do not use for more than 2 days. For children under 12 years you should check with your doctor.
One thing I did like about this product is that it has 140 mg of calcium in each tablet. With me having osteoporosis, I need all the calcium I can get.
Pepto-Bismol comes in bottles and has a Cherry flavor too. I wonder how that would taste? The chewable tablets come in 12, 30, and 40 tablet boxes.
I will purchase a box of 12 because my sample packet only had 2 tablets in it. I feel that I would only take them when Tums do not work for me. These are my last resort tablets for chronic indigestion.
For more information go to http://www.pepto-bismol.com/pepto-original-chewables-tablets.php or telephone 1-800-717-3786.