Why Is Pepto Bismol an Effective Anti-Nausea Medicine for Nausea After Eating?

Have you ever had that not-so-fun, I-may-throw-up feeling after eating too much? Perhaps you felt nauseated after a particularly filling Thanksgiving dinner or after eating that whole tub of ice cream with your girlfriends. Nausea after eating is a relatively common problem, especially if you tend to overindulge in food or drink. Thankfully, there are several ways you can treat nausea, from anti-nausea medicine to at-home remedies. 

Nausea After Eating 

When you overindulge in either food or drink, your stomach is filled to capacity and has some trouble processing all of the extra food. It can interrupt the natural protective lining in your esophagus and stomach. It can cause a lot of discomfort and you may also have raised blood sugar levels, feel lethargic, or feel like you’re going to throw up. Nausea after eating happens more than you may like, but there are simple ways to help ease your pain. 

 Anti-Nausea Medicine  

The #1 Pharmacist Recommended Upset Stomach Brand†,  is your go-to anti-nausea medicine. Pepto is clinically proven to be effective for upper gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea after eating. It soothes your discomfort as the active ingredient in Pepto binds with toxins and provides a protective coating layer in the upper gastrointestinal tract to help you feel better fast from nausea due to overindulgence in food or drink. 

Other Anti-Nausea Options 

If you feel nauseated due to reasons other than overindulgence, there are some at-home remedies you can try. Suck on a mint or ginger, drink water, or do some light exercise to get things moving. Most importantly, take it easy. Don’t undergo vigorous activity until you feel better. If you feel nauseated for more than a day, it could be an indicator of an underlying illness. Please consult your doctor for help. 

To prevent nausea after eating in the future, try eating smaller meals more frequently and/or eating more slowly. You can also try limiting difficult-to-digest meals (pizza, fried food, etc.) and drinking liquids between meals instead of with food. 

†Based on Pharmacy Times 2018 Survey (Upset Stomach Remedies Category) 

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