Guess the Medication

In pharmacology lecture this week, we have to look up a drug and post “clues” about it for our classmates.  Our classmates then have to do some research and try and guess which drug the clues refer to.  Here are my clues:

1) This drug should not be used in cats (unless directed to do so by a vet) because it can be converted to aspirin in the body. Since it can convert to aspirin, it should also be used very cautiously in animals with bleeding disorders.

2) It has protectant properties, as well as anti-endotoxic properties. It is used to treat diarrhea.

3) This drug should not be given at the same time as tetracycline products.

Any guesses?

Here are a few more clues:

1) It is used in people.

2) It is sold as an OTC (over the counter) medicine.

3) It has a very distinct color – you would recognize it by color alone.

What do you think?  I’ll post the answer by Monday evening.

Answer: Bismuth subsalicylate also known as Pepto-Bismol.

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