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chilli Aug 11th, 2005 14:46

Can you buy Pepto Bismol in Mumbai
 
As Im in Australia we dont have this, or even an equivalent product, so can be be bought at the chemist in Mumbai or throughout Kerala and Goa ???

hmm..whatcanthisbe Aug 11th, 2005 15:53

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Originally Posted by chilli
As Im in Australia we dont have this, or even an equivalent product, so can be be bought at the chemist in Mumbai or throughout Kerala and Goa ???


I have searched for it and havent found it ... a herbal medicine -- Pudin Hara works really well. Digene is another alternative which works well

rangss Aug 11th, 2005 16:11

Gelusil is a pink antacid like Pepto...so is Digene...two of the biggest antacids in India...I would plump for Pudin hara...nice taste and looks great...works great

beach Aug 11th, 2005 16:37

Would Eno help in any way
http://www.minohonosaru.com/eno/enosalt.jpg

this is available at all med shops

hmm..whatcanthisbe Aug 11th, 2005 16:59

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Originally Posted by rangss
Gelusil is a pink antacid like Pepto...so is Digene...two of the biggest antacids in India...I would plump for Pudin hara...nice taste and looks great...works great


Pudin Hara Is king of all..... works great on any stomach/ digestive problem

beach Aug 11th, 2005 17:09


hmm..whatcanthisbe Aug 11th, 2005 17:13

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Originally Posted by beach




The liquid works better and faster than the gel caps

chilli Aug 11th, 2005 17:16

Ah - confused - as far as i know Bismol works by killing bacteria - do all antacids do this ????

hmm..whatcanthisbe Aug 11th, 2005 17:20

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Originally Posted by chilli
Ah - confused - as far as i know Bismol works by killing bacteria - do all antacids do this ????

What do you want to use Pepto for ?
Upset stomach
as an antacid
gas
diarihha (sp?)


Pudin Hara takes care of it all

chilli Aug 11th, 2005 17:28

thanks for the advise !

rangss Aug 11th, 2005 18:20

Digene and Gelusil are magnesia-based...mostly fast action relievers...no idea about bacteria killing.

gs_uppal Aug 11th, 2005 18:21

you dont get pepto-bismol or any of its equivalents in india.

you can take any of the over the counter medicine suggested by the others on IM, and eat curd/yoghurt (branded if possible, which you can get at any grocery/dairy shop) maybe with boiled rice, and take lots of Electrolytes/ORS (Electral/Electrobion etc). curd takes care of your bowel flora. the antacids don't kill the bacteria. or carry pepto-bismol tabs from home.

for simple diarrhoea/upset stomach you dont need something that kills bacteria , for that antacids, pudinhara and curd are good enough.

but if you get infectious diarrhoea , in india you'll be given metronidazole or norfloxacin with antibiotics/lactobacillus.

gs_uppal Aug 11th, 2005 18:49

there is only one place probably where you can find it in mumbai -

New Royal Chemists, Opp Bombay Hospital, New Marine Lines
Ph. (022)- 2201-8078 / 2200-4053


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