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Pepto-Bismol or Pepto-Besmal

You’re probably familiar with Pepto-Bismol, the pink liquid and/or tablet that can be taken to relieve stomach problems. What I didn’t know was that, at one time, it was called Pepto-Besmal in Canada.

The June 6 1959 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this ad:

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The July 2 1951 edition of LIFE magazine contained an ad for Pepto-Bismol that pointed out that it was called Pepto-Besmal in Canada:

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I couldn’t find when the name changed in Canada. The latest reference to Pepto-Besmal was in a drug store ad in 1965, so I assume that the name changed about then. But I don’t know for sure.

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