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A 25-year-old member asked:

Is there anything i can take to stop the pain immediately, when i have a gastritis attack?

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Dr. Sylvie Rimmer
Urgent Care 36 years experience
Gastritis: Ttry some over the counter antacids such as maalox or tums (calcium carbonate). Some people find relief from a glass of milk or a yogurt, especially if they have an attack on an empty stomach. There are also some acid reducer medications available over the counter, but these take some time to work, and as ever, you should check with your doctor that they are ok for you to take with your other medications.
Dr. Maged Zaky
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Gasteritis pain: Use myelenta, or Prevacid (lansoprazole) powder, use antispasmodic like Dicyclomine but you may need endocopy to reasess, also avoid spicy food or too much dailry products.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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