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When should omsipazel stop being taken before a gastric emptying study?

When should omsipazel stop being taken before a gastric emptying study?

Omeprazole?: I believe the medication you mentioned is Omeprazole which is an antacid and actually may delay gastric emptying. Stop using this medications at least 1 week prior to study. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I avoid before a gastric emptying study to not compromise any results?

What should I avoid before a gastric emptying study to not compromise any results?

Many: Basically all medications that may affect gastric motility. Reglan (metoclopramide), erythromycin, motilium (domperidone), and antispasmodics such as bentyl, donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) levsin, and Robinul are usually stopped for 3 days prior to this test . Do not take any laxatives on the day before or any time during your study. ...Read more

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Why can't you eat before a gastric emptying study?

Why can't you eat before a gastric emptying study?

Interfere: The goal the study is to assess the way your stomach empties. If you come to the test with food in your stomach it may interfere with the results. ...Read more

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When should omsipazel stop being taken before a gastric emptying study?

Omeprazole?: I believe the medication you mentioned is Omeprazole which is an antacid and actually may delay gastric emptying. Stop using this medications at least 1 week prior to study. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I avoid before a gastric emptying study to not compromise any results?

Many: Basically all medications that may affect gastric motility. Reglan (metoclopramide), erythromycin, motilium (domperidone), and antispasmodics such as bentyl, donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) levsin, and Robinul are usually stopped for 3 days prior to this test . Do not take any laxatives on the day before or any time during your study. ...Read more

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Have gastropatesis and my t 1/2 time is 345min. What is the t 1/2 time on a gastric emptying study and how bad is a t 1/2 time of 345 min? Appt in am.

Have gastropatesis and my t 1/2 time is 345min. What is the t 1/2 time on a gastric emptying study and how bad is a t 1/2 time of 345 min? Appt in am.

It's complicated...: Each institution has its own standard meal ; imaging protocol for gastric emptying studies. Each institution also has it's own normal database to compare to. Therefore, there is no exact number for normal t1/2. It depends on the meal and normal database for that institution. Currently a newer standardized meal / protocol is being implemented so values can be compared across institutions. ...Read more

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