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Reye's syndrome.. urgent
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Reye's syndrome.. urgent

hey,
yesterday i had low fever from a flu and constipation. so to clear up constipation, i took pepto bismol(30 mL). however, i noticed later the warning by pepto bismol that I am not supposed to take it if I have fever. So you think I can develop reye's syndrome? btw, I am almost 18 years old.
Thanks
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The risk seems low, as Pepto Bismol does not contain aspirin.

However -- someone felt strongly enough about the issue to put a warning on the bottle, and so you should take it seriously.

There is a FAQ about the warning on their website. Its good readin.

Reye's syndrome starts with heavy vomiting, lethargy, and confusion. If you feel any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
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(Swampy isn't a doctor of course, and you might even consider asking your real one what to do, as that person probably is better informed).
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