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What are the risks associated with gastroparesis treatment?

What are the risks associated with gastroparesis treatment?

Depend on medication: Unfortunately the medical treatment for gastroparesis is limited both in terms of efficacy and safety profile. Macrolide antibiotics has been associated with QT prolongation. Cisapride is no longer available in the US b/c of sudden death. Reglan (metoclopramide) has the potential for devastating neurologic side effects. Domperidone has fewer side effects but not approved for use in the US. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more


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What are the current best treatment options for mild- moderate gastroparesis?

What are the current best treatment options for mild- moderate gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: treatment of gastroparesis is too complex to go into a 400 character note. A great, easy to understand summary can be found at http://www.medicinenet.com/gastroparesis/page4.htm#how_is_gastroparesis_treated however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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Is marijuana be an effective treatment for gastroparesis?

Unlikely: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia and i don't advise u to try it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of botox for the treatment of nondiabetic gastroparesis?

What are the side effects of botox for the treatment of nondiabetic gastroparesis?

Unknown...: There are a few studies looking at the effectiveness of Botox injection of the pylorus in patients with idiopathic gastroparesis and none showed it to be any better than placebo. There were no significant side effects of Botox injection of the pylorus in the studies. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of domperidone for the treatment of idiopathic gastroparesis?

Read this: Bellow is link to wikipedia. The content should give you some answers to your question. I' d advise that you further discuss this with your doctor who knows your immediate problem and circumstances of you life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/domperidone. ...Read more

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My grandson (2 1/2 years old) has diagnosed gastroparesis- very slow emptying of stomach. Can he grow out of it? Any treatment/medication for this?

My grandson (2 1/2 years old) has diagnosed gastroparesis- very slow emptying of stomach.  Can he grow out of it?  Any treatment/medication for this?

Yes : There is medication for this but there can be side effects to each one. Your son or daughter will talk to the gastroenterologist i'm sure. With children that age there is always a chance of outgrowing a problem, unless there was a congenital permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can you have gastroparesis long term after treatment for testicular cancer with etoposide and cisplatin chemotherapy? What do you do for this if so?

Not related: Gastroparesis is an ill defined entity of unknown cause. So I would not worry about it. Symtomatic treatment to control your acidity or anorexia may help. Do you have a gastroenterologist treating you for this problem? ...Read more

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Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Yes: Pro motility drugs could help and slow small feedings. Reglan (metoclopramide) and macrolides.Cisapride is no longer in the market. Adverse effects are significant. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for gastroparesis?

What are effective treatments for gastroparesis?

Erythromycin: I am sure you have consulted GI at this point if you know the word gastroparesis, and please follow their advise. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that has prokinetic properties, meaning it causes food to move forward in the GI tract. In the past Reglan (metoclopramide) used to be prescribed a lot, however due to possible non-reversible neurologic side effects more and more doctors are not using it for long term. ...Read more

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How long can post viral gastroparesis last for and what are the best treatments

Hard to know: The condition can be short-lived but can also last for years unfortunately. Eating smaller more frequent meals help. There are not too many fda-approved drugs for this condition and most have side effects. Try to be patient and good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome but treatments don't work. Why?

Gastroparesis hard: Unfortunately there is no good treatment to gastroparesis, there motility centers that might help, have your gastroenetrologist help you out. ...Read more

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Best treatment plan for gastroparisis, barretts, nighttime gasbloat and hiatal hernia, IBS ?I see a GI , just for looking options as im newly diagnosed.

Best treatment plan for gastroparisis, barretts, nighttime gasbloat and hiatal hernia, IBS ?I see a GI , just for looking options as im newly diagnosed.

See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies can be treated by hernia repair and fundoplication. Repeat surveillance endoscopy may be advised first. Gastroparesis concerning but fundo. Can sometimes improve gastric emptying. By lbs do you mean morbid obesity? Running out of space. ...Read more

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

How can I get Domperidone for gastroparesis in the U.S. (NY)?

Compounding pharmacy: Some of your local pharmacies that routinely compound medications may be able to obtain it for you with a doctor's prescription. Good luck-- ...Read more

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How common is gastroparesis?

See below:: Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age. H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more

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How can I treat gastroparesis?

Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm). ...Read more