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From: Steve Harris <>
Subject: Re: Tablet of pepto bismol daily okay?
Date: 11 Sep 2005 19:20:56 -0700
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alejandro de tacobell wrote:
> Sometimes I have heartburn and stomach discomfort but if I take a
> tablet of pepto bismol daily I feel good all day.
> Question: Is it safe to take a tablet of pepto bismol daily for long
> periods or permanently?
> Is there a toxicity problem?

Bismuth is a heavy metal. It's not the worst of the heavy metals, but
toxicity has been associated with it, from people taking large doses
for long periods.

It would be dumb to take it every day.


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