Indigestion and an upset stomach are not fun conditions to have – especially when they occur together. Both bring a lot of discomfort and can put you in a funk for the day. What’s the difference between an upset stomach and indigestion? And, how do you treat the symptoms and find relief fast*? Pepto Bismol is a trusted part of your anti-indigestion and upset stomach medicine arsenal.
What Is Indigestion?
You may experience indigestion at any time during the day. It is usually caused from overeating, overdrinking, eating too fast, or eating inflammatory foods. Indigestion typically feels like your stomach is exceptionally full during or after a meal. It can also be a symptom of an underlying issue, in which case you should consult your doctor.
What Causes an Upset Stomach?
Everyone has suffered from an upset stomach before. So, what’s going on inside? When the mucosal cells in the lining of the stomach are irritated or inflamed, an upset stomach often results. In layman’s terms, your stomach is not happy about what is inside it. Whether your tummy is angry because of overeating or an illness, it's giving you clear signals about what’s going on inside.
How Is Pepto Bismol an Effective Indigestion and Upset Stomach Medicine?
When time is of the essence or you want to feel better fast*, Pepto has your back (and your tummy). Pepto relieves upset stomachs and indigestion due to overindulgence of food or drink by binding with the mucoproteins in the stomach lining and providing a protective coating that soothes irritation and provides fast relief. In fact, it’s the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Upset Stomach Brand*. So, give your stomach a break and grab some Pepto.
*Use as directed for relief of upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including heartburn, nausea, gas, belching and fullness.