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Has anyone heard of or used DEVROM? (bismuth subgallate)

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Old 02-09-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone heard of or used DEVROM? (bismuth subgallate)

My mom who has not had surgery and is actually only 125 pounds has a problem with toxic gas at work, sewer smelling full of sulfer. Soomeone suggested this product cause it is suppose to get rid of the smell and be safe to take for the long term but I want to know does it really work cause it is NOT cheap. $11 for 100 chewables and postage.
has anyone tried it? or heard of it? does it work?
Just wondering, the Devrom website makes it seem like a miricle but then they always do
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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No never heard of the stuff! Wow, sounds strange...keep us informed if anything comes of this!

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Old 02-10-2009, 01:48 AM   #3
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did a little research [because i wondered what the difference between the subgallate and the subsalicylate [Pepo-Bismol] forms were]. and here's what i found out: both formulations are used for nausea/diarrhea, but the subgallate apparently has been around quite a while to reduce the smell associated with ileostomies and fecal incontinence.

and, of course, I then got involved in the never-ending job search, and lost my place! but i DO remember that there's a little entry for it on Wikipedia.
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I tried it for a while. It did nothing for me. Some people find it works but you need to take a lot.

Others like chlorophyll. You can get that at the health food store. Your poop may turn green (nothing to worry about, just to let you know).

Others swear by probiotics.

If she didn't have surgery, she could try charcoal type products. They aren't recommended for WLS patients b/c they interfere w/absorption.
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