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Contraindications For Pancreatin
Currently taking dilaudid 4mg bid, for chronic pancreatitis (waiting for islet cell transplant) is there a safer non narcotic med i can take?
Gastroenteritis: Depends on the age or if there are any other medical conditions present including the use of other medication. Children most doctors don't prescribe medication and let the illness run its course for risk of causing decrease intestinal movement( ileus ) and causing a toxic colon. In adults with no other medication or no illnesses there are multiple otc medication to take including Imodium (loperamide) or pepto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?
Yes: A gastrointestinal cocktail, known as a GI cocktail, is a generic term for a mixture of liquid antacid, viscous lidocaine, and an anticholinergic primarily used to treat dyspepsia. It is used to see if the pain is caused by acid reflux or if there are other causes. It is often one of the first things that a patient gets in the er if they are having abdominal/chest pain. ...Read more
If polycystic kidney patients should not take nsaids, what are recommended alternative painkillers?
A few options : Acetaminophen is safe doses may provide some relief for general pains and aches. Depending on type of pain, topical analgesic cream/patches or local injection may be safe and effective. For severe pain from mass effect from the pcos, narcotic analgesics may have to be employed. Discuss with nephrologist/pain management. Certain nerve blocks may be an option. ...Read more
Is taking proton pump inhibitors safe if taking for 2 weeks for acid reflux issues ? Any dependency issues ?
Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together ?
Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?
Save your money.: No significant contraindications, but then again there does not appear to be much benefit to taking butterbur. There are some significant side effects. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/butterbur. ...Read more
Ranitidine : Although it is possible for any drug to have side effects, ranitidine is one of the more safe drugs in use these days. Most people who require ranitidine long term for acid reflux do not suffer any adverse effects. If you notice any symptoms that you think may be due to your medication, you should contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
PPI Use: It really depends why you are taking the PPI. If it was prescribed by your doctor, you should follow those instructions. If you're taking it on your own, you should be careful about long term use. ...Read more
I'm taking 40 mg omeprazole every day for 24/7 gerd. My doctor is discouraging surgery. Are there risks for taking omeprazole for years?
What is safer to use for chronic tendonitis and arthritis? Taken with meals.(i have gerd) aspirin (325mg x2-3 daily) or ibuprofen(400mg x2-3 daily)?
Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?
Discuss with your MD: Metroprololxr is a good beta blocker&is very well tolerated.There are other options but they are all have same action and side effects.Only Carvedilol is different as it is both alpha and beta blockerLasix is well tolerated. Can be ototoxic in high doses and if combined with other ototoxic drugs . Ototoxicity is rare. Aspirin is safe asking as no contraindications . Discuss your concerns with MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would taking my prescribed medications on a full stomach mitigate any risks for liver problems? Oxycontin and oxycodone.
Is it safe for me to take Garcinia Cambogia I've had triple bypass and braceytherapy for prostate cancer and on Lipitor (atorvastatin) avapro flomaxtra Nexium plavix?
Ask your doctor.: There is no proven benefit for Hydroxycitric acid (g. cambogia.) for this in any reputable study. There's also no information on safe dosages in people who have liver or kidney problems, pregnant or nursing women, children. Since it doesn't work, why take a chance. If you are still interested in trying it, check with all your doctors and get their okay first. See http://tinyurl.com/lpzb8d6 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
FInd the cause: Elevated liver transaminases usually call for a repeat off alcohol and meds. If still up, a check for the hepatitis family, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis. As often as not, what the liver is really asking for is for you to get back to a fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for a double pylorus besides pump inhibitors like Prilosec and prevacid (lansoprazole) . Need answers?
Usually no therapy: Most commonly a double pylorus is due to prior ulcer disease. If there is ongoing ulcer disease than a proton pump inhibitor (eg Prilosec or prevacid) is the standard of care. If you have ulcer disease, a test for helicobacter pylori should be done. If there is no ulcer than no therapy for the double pylorus is required. ...Read more