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Pepto-Bismol Oral Suspension

Pepto-Bismol oral suspension contains the active ingredient bismuth subsa­licylate. It works by forming a soothing and protective coating of your stomach and intestine.
  • Fast relief of: heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach.
  • Controls: diarrhoea.
  • Protective coating action.
Preparation and Usage:
Read these instructions carefully before taking this product - if you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Directions for Use: Adults and children over 16 years only:
Shake the bottle well before use.
For oral use only.
Pour 30ml (one dose) into the cup provided and swallow.
Repeat the dose every 30-60 minutes if needed.
Do not take more than 8 doses in 24 hrs.

Only use as directed, use for longer than 2 days or at higher doses than recommended has been associated with an increase in side effects.

If you have diarrhoea, it is important to prevent or treat dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids or taking oral rehydration products, especially if you are frail or elderly.
Active is Bismuth Subsa­licylate (526 mg in 30ml dose).
Others: Aluminium Magnesium Silicate, Methyl­cel­lulose, Methyl Salicylate, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Saccharin Sodium Salicylate, Amaranth and Water.
Safety Warning:
Possible side effects:
This product may cause a temporary and harmless darkening of the stool and/or tongue.
Warning: this product contains amaranth (colouring) which may cause allergic type reactions including asthma.
Stop using and see your doctor if:
Symptoms are severe or persist for more than 2 days
You have diarrhoea accompanied by fever
You notice anything unusual or have unexpected side effects
You accidentally take too much.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use if you are:
Under 16 years due to a possible association between salicylates and Reye's syndrome (a very rare but very serious disease)
Allergic to salicylates including aspirin or any of the other ingredients
Taking other salicylates including aspirin
Pregnant or breast-feeding.
Ask a doctor before use if you are taking medicines for:
Thinning the blood (anti­co­agu­lants)
Do not exceed the stated dose or use after the expiry date.
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Standard Delivery:

  • Should take upto 3 working days (excluding public holidays) but in most cases quicker. If you order on a Friday and we can arrange delivery on Saturday we will try to do so. You can receive your items quicker.
  • Standard cost is £2.95. 
  • Completed by UK Mail or Royal Mail.

Next Working Day Delivery: 

  • You can opt for next working day delivery for some items (excluding public holidays). To find out which items please contact us. Orders must be placed by 11am Monday to Friday. If you order on a Friday and we can arrange delivery on Saturday we will try to do so. You can receive your items quicker.
  • Cost £4.95
  • Completed by UK Mail or Royal Mail.


We offer a free delivery service for your NHS prescrip­tions items. We may be able to deliver the same day we receive your prescription if you require. This will depend where you need the delivery to arrive (please contact us to find out more). Private prescription items will incur a charge which is calculated from the item(s) and the delivery address.

Deliveries are usually made Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays). It is your respon­­sibility to make sure that someone is available to receive the delivery and sign for items that require a signature on delivery. We are not able to deliver to PO boxes, or to addresses that are outside the UK Mainland.

*Same day delivery – this service is available to some areas (please contact us to find out more). We need to receive your prescription by 12:30pm. If received after this we can fulfill most common prescrip­tions but may need to order some item(s) for next the day. Some items by their nature require special manufacture or are not readily available and so will not be available same day but we will try for a delivery as soon as possible.