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Gaviscon And Gas Z
Offers some help: Digestive enzymes like beano offer a person some help in decreasing gas from the bacterial fermentation of foodstuffs that he is not fully digesting, but he can also be helped by selecting foods that don't cause him gas. There are other good sources of protein (other than beans) that don't cause a gas problem. ...Read more
Gas!: Gas-x will break up the large gas bubbles into smaller ones. Charcoal tablets will prevent the production of gas from various things. More importantly, you could consider decreasing the gas producing things in your diet, such as broccoli, beans, and cauliflower. If you eat those things take beano. Also, carbonated beverages can also make you very gassy. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: If you need to, but usually one or the other is all you need. If it is not working, make appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Can I use calcium bicarbonate powder for my GERD, acid reflux, gas spasm/ bloating n full stomach feeling?
Bubbly, gurgling sensation in stomach with belching and passing gas. Some tenderness in stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole calm it down. Thoughts?
Stomach issue: When does this occur, time of day? Also is it after a meal? Do you have change in bowel habits? What is diet like? How much alcohol do you drink and how soon before bed? Depending on patients body habitus, diet, alcohol consumption use of OTC NSAIDS or aspirin, and family history; this could be as simple as a gastritis . Or something that would be amenable to a change in diet. ...Read more
I have gastritis and am on protonix (pantoprazole). Can take Pepcid AC while on it as well for the heartburn, gas and bloating?
Yes: It is perfectly okay to use Pepcid AC on an as needed basis for breakthrough symptoms while you are being treated with Protonix (pantoprazole). If you have been taking the protonix (pantoprazole) for awhile and you are having the need for additional medication more than 2 to 3 times per week, then I would suggest that you may need a change to your medical regimen. If so, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Need to see doctor: If you need all these medications, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Yes: Also watching your diet. If certain types of food give you more symptoms, cut down on them. Its typically associated with high fiber foods, raw food, and green vegetables.You can search over the web and get the info on those. Eat small portions and avoid eating too much at a time. If symptoms dont improve see a GI doc. ...Read more
Possible.: Worth a try. Other thoughts would be to use simethicone for the bloating then a stool softener for the constipation. Sounds like you might have irritable bowel syndrome which is too complicated to treat here but generally responds to a progressive program of fiber / diet mods / bowel agents. ...Read more
Sharp pains in my abodmen, and gas only by burping. Worse after eating. No diarreha or vomit. Taking gas x and Zantac (ranitidine) for 2 days. Eating soup and rice?
Ate and drink to much cause me bloating heartburn diarrhea and gas. Took gas x. Just have gas now but stool a clay color is it gastritis?
Can you take prozac, protonix, (pantoprazole) phillips colon health rantanadine, clyndamicin, and gas x and levsin together?
Yes.: Most of your medications seem to target either acid reflux , epigastric pain and gas except for Clindamycin and Prozac (fluoxetine) and one is an antispasmodic. Were they prescribed at the same time? Maybe you should go back to your doctor and see if they can be simplified. I do not however see any drug drug interaction between them. ...Read more