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Meftal Spas Empty Stomach
Endless burping, just after food & when hungry. No gall bladder. Acid relux? I take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg qd. Increase?
My wife's stomach feels heavy after having food doc pre. Omeprazole empty stomach ofloxacin and ornidazole tab /aciloc 150 after food
Is this good?
Is UR wife pregnant?: You said '...having food pre.' What is pre? Please provide as much info as possible. Are you asking if it's better to take antibiotic after meals if she's on a proton pump inhibitor? Or you want to combine meds and have her take it? Is she nauseous or having dry heaves? When her stomach feels full, please explain a little more, or provide more medical history on the profile, so we can help you! ...Read more
Have gastritis, stomach grumbles, have gas, feel nauseous. Given bentyl (dicyclomine) & liquid amoxicillin, yet latter makes me nauseous. Can cure w/out antibiotic?
Maybe: It depends on the cause for "gastritis." if an h. Pylori infection is the cause, you would need to be treated with at least two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor for 7-14 days. If there is no documented infection, then perhaps just a ppi, such as Omeprazole (prilosec), would do. ...Read more
Bloated stomach, gas in stomach, gastric juice reversed, no appetite, cannot release gas. Anything besides medicine that could help?
U may have IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is a very common diagnosis, more so in female, but happens more and more these days. If you have blood in stool and/or wt loss, please consult doc for eval for possible ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease etc.. Stress tends to worsen ibs symptoms. Pepcid/prilosec/zantac may help 'acidity." consult doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Is meftal spas tablet bad during pregnancy? I feel I'm 3 weeks pregnant and I took 1 meftal spas tablet by mistake for leg pain.. I'm concerned
Sometimes.: Depends on problem. If acid, yes. It could also be food sensitivity, allergies, lactose intolerance (dairy problem) too much food, gas, blockage of some sort, malabsorption, type of food, etc. Keep a food journal and see if you can identify if a particular type of food is the problem. Could be a gallbladder, liver, or pancreas problem as well. Best to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Can I use calcium bicarbonate powder for my GERD, acid reflux, gas spasm/ bloating n full stomach feeling?
Acid reflux was non existent, on 2 Nexium (esomeprazole) OTC a day.Sudden sore throat, gassy fm both ends, stomach loud, loose stool, sick to stomach, juicy burps.
Acid reflux: If your symptoms are worsening despite use of OTC medications, then it's time for an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?
Can not control it: Acid is made in the stomach all the time. So do not worry about the effects of drinking/eating food. This is a physiological function which you can not control . The only thing that can stop it are antacids which can shut off the production of acid in people who have acid related symptoms like Heart burn from Acid reflux. Tell us more about your problem...what are you trying to do to your acidity? ...Read more
Food poisoning. Taking buscopan n loperamide. Still not well after 4 days. Stomach cramp, gas n diarrhoea.Will taking ultracarbon or antibiotics help?
Thoughts..: The symptoms of a viral gastroenteritis lasts anywhere from 3-10 days. We get more concerned about severe or bacterial illness when there is prolonged fever (>3 days), blood in the stool, intense abdominal pain, or not being able to hold anything down. Antibiotics could help if it was a bacterial illness, but it's impossible to know which one to use without a stool culture. ...Read more
Acid reflex bad almost vomiting thin bloody stools upset stomach itchy pain colon very gasy coffee increases bowel movment. Beer jucies make acid burn?
Please see: Your doctor asap. You require medication and perhaps various tests. ...Read more
Heartburn, nausea, stomach rumbling loudly & painfully , bloating, emptyness, acidic noises from stomach, burning sensation in stomach, sleep trouble?
See doctor: Any gastrointestinal issues involving bloating, rumbling sounds, acidic taste, or issues related to the gut needs to be evaluated further by a PCP. S/he can do a physical abdominal examination and let you know what the probable cause could be. It might be inflammatory, infectious, dietary, or food allergy related in nature. This cannot be determined without further history. ...Read more
What's wrong with me? Sour stomach, gas, bloating, bowel almost everyday(not normal for me), burping the flavor from food after every meal I eat.
Heartburn. .indigestion. .nausea.. stomach gas and then I vomit EVERYTIME its time for bed.. water helps alittle.. (33wks) takes Zofran (ondansetron) & tums.. help!
4 months post gallnbladder removal, been vey nausated and stomach makes loud rumbling noise, take prisolec and Nexium (esomeprazole) not helping any suggestions?
I have severe pain in upper abdominal/rib cage area. Eating causes pain, heart burn, diahrea. Drinking liquids is ok. Have tried mylanta, zantac, (ranitidine) rolaids, tums, pepto...Nothing helps
Hello. : Hello. I cannot diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Many different conditions are possible. Gallstones, cholecystitis, an ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, colitis. You should see your doctor. In the mean time, eat smaller meals, avoid greasy and spicy foods, ensure that you are getting at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. If you have severe abdominal pain with fever that isn't remitting - please get seen asap. ...Read more
Is pantoprazole good for hangovers? Sometimes taking Tums (calcium carbonate) aint enough to settle my stomach. D:
No: Pantoprazole and other proton-pump inhibitors will not treat hangovers. Tums (calcium carbonate) is also not good for hangovers but does help a little with the nausea associated with hangovers. The best treatment for hangovers is not to get so drunk in the first place and to drink clear non-sugary fluids, proteins, and b vitamins to help with symptoms. Time is the only cure. ...Read more
What can I take for heavy gas symtoms, blouted stomach, upset stomach pain? I have gas, pain in upper part of stomach from blouting, upset stomach
You : You can try gas-x or beano for your gas and bloating. As far as upset stomach is concerned, try an acid blocker like pepcid, (famotidine) or Prilosec otc is good or even pepto. Also i recommend you schedule a visit with your primary care doctor to make sure you are not dealing with an ulcer, gastritis, etc. You will need a complete evaluation/work up. Best of luck. ...Read more
My 4 yr son had vomited 2-3 times and has stomach ache. Shall we give him Meftal Spas Suspension/Domstal? If yes, then how much? His weight is 19.4 Kg
Vomiting: A better medicine is Ondam moth dissolving tablet or syrup . 1 tab is good . ...Read more
It depends: Some medicines actually work best if taken without food. Follow instructions on the packaging and i f you are still not certain, consult your pharmacist or your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Why do it?: Repeated purging exposes you to many health problems, including dental decay, salivary gland hypertrophy, gastritis, electrolyte problems, and many many more. Purging on an empty stomach could irritate your stomach still further, possibly leading to bleeding. Not a good idea. Please see your primary care physician, who can be your entry into getting help for what sounds like an eating disorder. ...Read more
Pills on empty stomach:
yes. Please tell me how many you think are too many?
5, 10, 100 or what? ...Read more
My question is what's the definition of empty stomach? When the stomach starts to growl, does that indicates empty stomach?
Empty=Nothing: An empty stomach, means no food or fluid in it. Usually solid foods should be out of the stomach by 4 hours and liquids should be out of the stomach by 2 hours. ...Read more
The most effective way to take flucloxaillin capsules? Will it be less effective if i'm on other medication & take it when i'm not on an empty stomach
Flucloxacillin: It is best to take flucloxacillin 30 minutes before meals or 2 hours after for maximum absorption. It is also advisable not to co-administer at the same time with multivitamins containing minerals, calcium pills etc. Other drugs such as tetracycline and proton pump inhibitors may decrease its efficacy. ...Read more
Why not?: Coenzyme Q10 is similar to a vitamin & is made in your body. Your cells use it to produce energy for cell growth & maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant. Can be found in many foods, but is high in organ meats (heart, liver, kidne)y, beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, peanuts. (See: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/coenzyme-q10-topic-overview) ...Read more
Yes and yes but...: Turmeric is perfectly fine to take on an empty stomach but some people might have stomach upset with it, in which case you should take it with food. It can be taken raw, but is better absorbed when combined with oils & fats. Curcumin is an important component. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract which is combined with phosphotidylcholine & is up to 26 times better absorbed than plain curcumin. ...Read more
Absorption: Some claim that food can interfere with mtx absorption but I have read numerous articles to say that mtx can be taken with food. The usual case is that higher doses (chemotherapy) are usually taken on an empty stomach and lower doses (such as those used in rheumatoid arthritis) can be taken with or without food. ...Read more
Don't "detox"!!!: This has been addressed many times on Healthtap, & the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doen't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" the liver or colon. Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. What are your supposed toxins? Pull prior healthtap answers on this subject & please don't cleanse! ...Read more
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