040-000-434 Bismuth Subsalicylate

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Category Pharmaceutical raw materials
Related Products Bismuth Citrate
CAS No. 14882-18-9
Chemical Formula HOC6H4COOBiO
Appearance White Powder
Grade pharmaceutical primary standard
Assay ≥98%


Bismuth Subsalicylate Introduction

Bismuth subsalicylate, sold as generic and under the brand name Pepto-Bismol and BisBacter, is an antacid elixir medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tracts, such as nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and diarrhea. It is also commonly known as pink bismuth, but Pepto-Bismol has become a genericized trademark for the substance.

Bismuth subsalicylate has the empirical chemical formula of C7H5BiO4, and it is a colloidal substance obtained by hydrolysis of bismuth salicylate (Bi(C6H4(OH)CO2)3). ​In the gastrointestinal tract, Bismuth Subsalicylate is converted to salicylic acid and insoluble bismuth salts.

Bismuth Subsalicylate Functions

Used to treat stomach and digestive tract diseases, such as diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and temporary discomfort.

Bismuth Subsalicylate Applications

Bismuth subsalicylate is used to treat diarrhea in adults and teenagers. It is also used to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach, such as heartburn, indigestion, and nausea in adults and teenagers.