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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is salsalate a perscription drug only?

Yes: It can be difficult for pharmacies to find but it is a rx drug and not otc. ...Read more

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What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer ?

What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer ?

Several: Common is a ppi, e.g. Prevacid, (lansoprazole) and 2 antibiotics, e.g. Amoxicillin and clarithromycin. Others can include different antibiotics (if allergic or second rx), bismuth, e.g. Pepto bismol, and ppi. Take for 10-14 days. Other rx also. ...Read more

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I'm taking the drug januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes is this a safe drug to take?

I'm taking the drug januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes is this a safe drug to take?

Very safe: Januvia (sitagliptin) has very few side effects. Unlike some other diabetes drugs (glipizide, Insulin etc) it does not cause hypoglycemia attacks, nor increase appetite and weight. There have been rare reports of pancreatitis but these have not been confirmed in clinical trials, and may be simply due to the fact that patients with diabetes are more likely to get pancreatitis irrespective of treatment. ...Read more

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Have you prescribed drug levsin (hyoscyamine)?

Have you  prescribed drug levsin (hyoscyamine)?

Yes: Levsin (hyoscyamine) is a antispasmodic which is used to treat crampy type abdominal discomfort often associated with irritable bowel. Common side effects include dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision and constipation. ...Read more

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Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Spouse has IBS & UC. Doc ordered Prometheus panel. Expensive. Worth it?Lialda & Canasa current Meds

Yes: Another cause of similar symptoms to to irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis can be celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. The test is very accurate to rule gluten sensitivity in or out. It would be nice to know that since gluten intolerance is very treatable by dietary avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

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Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Is cholestyramine or colestipol better drug?

Neither --: They are both as good or as bad -- they are acting locally in the bowel to bind the fat and cholesterol and theoretically reduce the absorption of fat and thus reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. ...Read more

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Currently taking dilaudid 4mg bid, for chronic pancreatitis (waiting for islet cell transplant) is there a safer non narcotic med i can take?

Currently taking dilaudid 4mg bid, for chronic pancreatitis (waiting for islet cell transplant) is there a safer non narcotic med i can take?

Buprenorphine Patch: Not much available in the non narcotic medications that usually provide relief from chronic pancreatitis pain. Safer narcotic delivery approaches might be available. Butrans patch might be something to talk to your primary care provider about. ...Read more

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Does Protonix (pantoprazole) show on a drug test?

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Does Protonix (pantoprazole) show on a drug test?

Protonix (pantoprazole): This Proton pump inhibitor would not show on drug test. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) a safe drug for your stomach?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) a safe drug for your stomach?

Possibly: Reglan (metoclopramide) has been used for nausea as well as to increase GI motility - it is effective, but has some potentially dangerous side effects. Most physicians seldom use it long term. ...Read more

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Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Helps spasms: Smooth muscle relaxant and Phenobarbital (barbiturate/sedative). Can be usefulas part of the overall rx picture. Not the only muscle relaxant available. Won't improve constipation, may slow down bowel. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cotazym (Definition)

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