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Gas Free Extra Strength Medication
No: It makes it less gassy by neutralizing it. ...Read more
Can I consume Charcoal tablets to treat my bloated stomach caused by excess gas? Or what other medications am I supposed to take instead?
Well: Simethicone pills or drugs or liquid or gently used. Consult Healthtap or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Excessive burping but no heartburn pain - I am on omeprazole and using gas x to no avail. Are there any medications that can help with my excess gas?
Rather than trying: To treat the gas it would be important to find out why you are having so much gas. Is there lactose intolerance or other food intolerance? Do you have a small bowel obstruction? Are there duodenal diverticula present? You need to see a qualified health care professional or specialist and get to the root of the problem. ...Read more
Can I give my 2 (almost 3) yo Adult Extra Strength Tums (750 Ca Carbonate) for upset stomach/gas pain? If so, what dosage is acceptable (28lbs)?
Do not use: Do not use Adult Extra Strength Tums in a preschooler. There is a children's version of Tums- dosage for this age is 1/2 chewable tab maximum 2 tabs in 24 hours. ...Read more
Food sensitivity: Gas x. Over the counter simethicone may help, but need to get to bottom of what is causing the issue. You may have lactose intolerance, or sensitivity to wheat. Try eliminating dairy for a few weeks. Also try eliminating wheat. See if it helps. You may need to see your doctor if it continues to be a problem. ...Read more
I'm always constipated because of my IBS and medications. This also causes terrible smelling gas. How can I fix this?
IBS imbalance: Thank you for your question regarding irritable bowel syndrome and foul smelling gas. Consider a bit of bowel training and the use of a manual rectal syringe for a small (1 cup) warm water enema in the morning. You will find the warm water encourages a more complete bowel movement and deodorizes the "terrible smelling gas". Add this to your morning routine and notice the improvement of symptoms. ...Read more
I am extremely bloated and full of gas, I lost my son 4 months ago so very stressed what medication would be best?
Sorry for your loss: So sorry for your loss. This situation is obviously very stressful. For the bloated and gas- you could take an acid-blocker, or antacid-combined with an anti-gas formula or both. Acid blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid- are histamine blockers, and Prilosec or Prevacid are proton pump inhibitors and will help reduce the acid. Simethicone will help with the gas. Mylanta or Gaviscon are antigas/antaci. ...Read more
I am having gas problem from past 3-4 mnth even after taking medication for couple of month and changing diet its not going. Is endoscopy gud option?
For a long time I feel my right side of my stomch particularly swollen and like with alot of gas. I have taken alot of gas medication from hospital?
Gas: This man be a type of irritable bowel syndrome where excess gas is formed or normal gas build-up occurs because it is not moved along properly. Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen moves the gas along. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. Diet is a factor. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Milk: If anything, milk can cause gas rather than relieve it. ...Read more
Is there any prescription medication that will alleviate gas formation tried everything over the counter--charcoal, beano etc.
Unlikely: Gas is from (1) air/carbonation we swallow, (2) inability to break down foods, or (3) production by bacteria. (1) charcoal or devrom; no soda. (2) eliminate (1@ time for 1 week) wheat, dairy, eggs, beans, oats, barley. .. Read food labels to for hidden ingredients; read http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/how-to-avoid-and-decrease-problems-with-gas. Html for (3), ask your dr. To give Flagyl 500 mg 3x/day. ...Read more
Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?
No: These medications will not relieve gas per se, but will help relieve stomach acid which can help protect the stomach as dicloenac can be bothersome to the stomach lining ...Read more
What's a good OTC medication for when you experience knife like pain in your stomach (not sure if it's from acid, inflammation, trapped gas)?
Take a couple of dee: Any medication that you take by mouth will take more than a few minutes before it can provide any relief of symptoms. So if your pain is knife like, it must be quite transient (lasting <1 minute). Such pains are common and most of us have them. But they disappear as fast as they come on...so do not to take them seriously as these are not related to any disease, simply take a couple of deep breaths. ...Read more
My mother who is 94 years old flew from atlanta ga. To new york her feet are now swollen she has no medical issues and she takes no medication?
Needs check: She needs to be evaluated for blood clots in the legs. At her age, she probably has a medical history that she did not tell you about. ...Read more
Having pain due to intestinal gas, not able to pass gas due to constipation. No reduction in mild pain even after taking medication for gas. Whattodo?
Take OTC for gas: Absorption, and watch diet. Simethicone liquid or chewables can help reduce the gas by just adhering to the bubbles formed. Whatever food gave you gas, may be the culprit, and what you need to avoid eating net time. Ranitidine is not for gas, only for stomach acid, and whatever caused your diet to start producing gas, is why you must identify the foods you ate prior to this meal. ...Read more
I have a build up of gas at night and it causes pain in my intestine on my right side. I take activated charoal and ultra strength gas relief, no luck. I have had gastro problems for 2 yrs, have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 endoscopys and have been told it is
2 week old infant with gas pain. OTC medication not helping. Any time she has to fart or poo she just struggles and cries.?
Most of these issues: Do not occur, or are very infrequent with breast feeding; are far more common with all forms of breast milk alternative, despite all the marketing. Seek out help worthy of your trust; will end-up far better for you, your child & family. Study: Attachment Parenting & the bountiful work of pediatrician: William Sears, M.D. & his wife; Martha Sears, RN, & their many books for some wisdom/solutions. ...Read more
For the past 3 days I've had gas, bloating and pain in my lower back and stomach. I've tried a few medications to no avail. Any suggestions?
Gas/constipation: This could be from constipation. Are you staying well hydrated? Be sure to eat slowly - it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to catch up to your satiety level. Be careful about gas-inducing foods (such as beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, prunes, apricots, sweeteners, dairy, whole grains). If you've already tried a bunch of OTC medicines, it is best to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
My stomach is reacting to poorly prepared food... Wat medication or home remedy to get rid of the bloating and nad gas?
Candida produces: The symptoms you mention. Please see a natural health doctor or your doc to get treated for that. Probiotics are often used for this. Raw foods are hard to digest. If you are eating them, please switch to par-boiled food. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Constant gas bubble pain in lower left side adomen for 4 days now was given IBS medication but so far no luck my doctor was very dismissve what else could I have him look into?
Self care first: Constipation is common and source of many abdominal symptoms. A bowel regimen to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily (water, juices up to 1.5 liters daily, fiber tablets, laxatives, stool softeners, probiotics) and walking are non-prescription tools you use to reach goal. If you have fever, vomiting, localized pain lasting over 40 minutes get evaluated again. Your doc is saying "nothing serious". ...Read more
My 8yr old daughter had been taking infant movicol fir a week and gas passed pale stools over the last two days. Is this connected to the medication?
Laxative: Movical is a laxative and depending on the dose will cause loose stools if dose is higher than needed. The medication should not affect the color of her stools, so if they look really unusually pale, it could be related to either dietary change or decrease in bile from the liver. If she has dark urine or abdominal pain, she should be seen. ...Read more
I am extremely depressed even after daily exercise including running and strength training but still have a bloated belly due to gas or constipation?
Depression: There are many things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. If you haven't been evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist - encourage that. ...Read more
I have gas, bloating, burping, indigestion and chest feels heavy from gas. Can acid reflux medications help me with those symptoms?
My testicles were descended low but they are more ascended now after a period of psychiatric medications. Feel kicked in balls feeling. Stomach gas?
No psychiatric med: Will make you feel this way. I would see your family doctor for a physical cause. Psychotropic medications do not affect the dangling of the testicles. Best wishes. ...Read more
My mother a diabetic on heavy medication. She's taking vitagliptin, metformin, voglibose, . She has serious bloating and gas issues. All the time burping?
Side effects to meds: Both metformin and voglibose have gastrointestinal side effects. Metformin typically causes diarrhea, but can also cause abdominal bloating and discomfort. Voglibose is an Alpha glucosidase inhibitor. It works by slowing absorption of glucose in the gut. Excess gas and bloating is the most common side effect. ...Read more