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How to stop feeling nausea if caused by gastritis? I took Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and did not work.

How to stop feeling nausea if caused by gastritis? I took Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and did not work.

Options: There are many options to treat your nausea from gastritis. Pepto is one option. You should be on an H2 blocker or a proton pump inhibitor to heal the gastritis. In addition you can try any OTC nausea med. If you have a pcp you can ask for zofran (ondansetron) as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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I am currently stuck on shift in an icu and am having an acute stress gastritis attack, will pepto bismol help with the stomach pain?

I am currently stuck on shift in an icu and am having an acute stress gastritis attack, will pepto bismol help with the stomach pain?

Gastritis: I am so sorry to hear this! Pepto should help, but you should see an MD to see why this is happening especially if this in to the first time: you may need to be checked for H pylori. Also, be sure you are not eating sugary foods, soda, refined carbs; go gluten free for a few months to see if this helps. Avoid caffeine (if you can) as this will make the irritation worse. Eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydroxycut caffeine free when I have gastritis?

Is it safe to take hydroxycut caffeine free when I have gastritis?

Unproven...: Hydroxycut and other otc diet pills are not regulated by the fda and have been identified as an increasing cause of liver damage. The benefit does not appear to outweigh the risks for this class of supplement. Good luck! ...Read more

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Terrible left ribcage pain 4 months. Dr gave me 15mg Mobic (meloxicam). Is it safe to take if I have gastritis? Not sure if dr remembered I have it.

Mobic (meloxicam): Mobic (meloxicam) is considered to be relatively safe on the stomach however celebrex is a better choice if you do need an anti-inflammatory medication. You may even have muscular pain which would improve with regular mild exercises and stretching. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with gastritis, is it safe to take a stool softener?

I was recently diagnosed with gastritis, is it safe to take a stool softener?

Stool softner: Hi ~ YES but choose one that is psyllium based like Metamucil and adjust dose to needs. Too much will give you cramps and diarrea. Thanks ...Read more

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I ve started weight lifting about 2 week. My goal is to gain muscle. Is it safe to take ceratine beside whey protein? I have gastritis and minor anxiety

I ve started weight lifting about 2 week. My goal is to gain muscle. Is it safe to take ceratine beside whey protein? I have gastritis and minor anxiety

Creatine helpful??: Re Athletic performance: Many factors seem to influence the effectiveness of creatine, including the fitness level and age of the person using it, the type of sport, and the dose. Creatine does not seem to improve performance in aerobic exercises, or benefit older people. Also, creatine does not seem to increase endurance or improve performance in highly trained athletes. I don't recommend it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) while having a ulcer, and or gastritis and taking omeprazole 40 mg a day?

Is it safe to take Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) while having a ulcer, and or gastritis and taking omeprazole 40 mg a day?

Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) omeprazol: Are you symptomatic? For how long are you taking both medications?
Do get diarrhea? Gas per rectum? Are you eating well?
If you have no symptoms, the you are OK
Otherwise, you will require to see a gastroenterologist, have a gastroscopy,
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Is it safe to take ferrous sulfate or multivitamins (containing some acid like ascorbic) if you have erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia?

Is it safe to take ferrous sulfate or multivitamins (containing some acid like ascorbic) if you have erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia?

Generally yes: Over the counter vitamins and mineral supplement are generally safe. Gastric acid is necessary, but can become problematic if excessive amounts or ulcers develop. Okay to ask your health care team for advice. Stop using them if your develop symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If I want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Yes, this: Medication is designed primarily for short term use. Consult with gastroenterologist regarding the risks v. Benefits of taking it for more than one year. There are other medications that you can try, probably not as effective though. ...Read more

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Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?

Gastritis patients should avoid dairy products but can they take calcium supplements? Is that safe?

Calcium: supplements should always be taken with a glass of water and some food. The reason being Calcium may cause mild irritation id taken alone. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and pvc's.My Dr gave me mobic (meloxicam) for side pain and I'm not sure if he remembered these conditions. Mobic (meloxicam) 15mg safe to take?

Possibly not: Mobic (meloxicam) (and other NSAIDs) can cause gastritis or even gastric ulcers and bleeding. They must be avoided or used with caution in a patient with known gastritis. If the NSAID is truly needed, take it with food and also a drug like Prilosec (omeprazole) to reduce acid production in the stomach. ...Read more

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Safe to take omeprazole 40 mg in morning for gastritis and 1mg xanax (alprazolam) later in day? Safe combination? Also can I take the omeprazole before bed instead?

Safe to take omeprazole 40 mg in morning for gastritis and 1mg xanax (alprazolam) later in day? Safe combination? Also can I take the omeprazole before bed instead?

Interaction but safe: Omeprazole can potentiate the level of Xanax, (alprazolam) thereby increasing effects such as drowsiness. Separating the timing of medications as you mentioned may decrease such an impact. It is usually recommended to take omeprazole before a meal, and preferably in the morning. Talk to your doctor if you encounter any untoward effects. ...Read more

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Pepto Bismol (Definition)

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