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What are natural antispasmodics?

What are natural antispasmodics?

Let's not confuse...: "natural" and "safe." belladonna has been used for its antispasmodic effects for thousands of years, but it is more dangerous and has more severe side effects than pharmaceutical agents in use today. ...Read more

Antispasmodic (Definition)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb ...Read more


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Is an antispasmodic addictive?

Is an antispasmodic addictive?

Maybe: Lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) an often used antispasmodic, has an opioid component. All opioids have addictive potential. ...Read more

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Where I can find a list of antispasmodic medications?

Where I can find a list of antispasmodic medications?

Many websites: Thre are many websites that can give you the answe. Global rph, epocrates are two that can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is urinary tract antispasmodic?

What is urinary tract antispasmodic?

Controls bladde urge: Urinary antispasmodics are medications or supplements that control bladder spasms, which may occur due to bladder irritation caused by multiple of things, one of which can be an infection. ...Read more

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What are some herbal antispasmodic treatments?

See below: Peppermint oil has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic, and a review of studies on the topic found that it "could be efficacious for symptom relief in ibs" (as an antispasmodic) although more carefully controlled studies are needed. Bamboo shoots have been used for gastrointestinal and antispasmodic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is an antispasmodic medication right for me I ibs?

Perhaps: Not all ibs patients respond the same. While no absolute cure is available, new evidence suggests that more can be done now for symptom relief & control than ever before. Many sufferers of ibs find the use of certain "probiotics" an effective resource in combating & managing the symptoms--perhaps with an antispasmodic. A gastroenterologist can discuss these new developments & advise you. Call now. ...Read more

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How can you treat palpitation caused by antispasmodic medications?

How can you treat palpitation caused by antispasmodic medications?

Stop the medicine: Well that's a pretty simple answer but we avoid giving medictions to prevent the heart from skipping as the medicines themselves have side effects that can be serious. So the best answer here is the obvious one. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I m also a medical student. I have recently been diagnosed with multi cystic ovary after 4 month of discomfort. My dr. Suggested antispasmodic?

POD: I assume that you are referring to polycystic ovarian disease? Ithink you must have a thorough physical and pelvic exam, a transvaginal us, full blood and urine workup to include hgba1c and a gtt. Metformin is currently the drug of choice if you have pod.
Antispasmodics will help with cramping as will nsaids. Seek gyn evaluation-asap and thyroid evaluation in addition to the above mentioned tests. ...Read more

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I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide for mild IBS-D?

I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide for mild IBS-D?

Maybe: IBS is caused by a dysregulation of intestinal motility, but we don't know why it effects someone with diarrhea and someone else with constipation. The problem with using loperamide is that it can intentionally slow intestinal motility and you may morph from IBS-D to alternating diarrhea and constipation. ...Read more

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Is it true that antispasmodic medicines such as methampyrone and papaverine HCl can also reduce uterine contraction?

Is it true that antispasmodic medicines such as methampyrone and papaverine HCl can also reduce uterine contraction?

Yes it's true.: Take your antispasmodic medicines as needed only and not continuously. The effect on contraction is temporary and not of major concern. God bless you! ...Read more

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Antispasmodic vs antispastic. Spasmodic is for musculoskeletal +antispastic is for muscle hypertonicity no idea what these mean. Can u dumb it down?

Yes: The muscles are in your intestines are called smooth muscle anti-spasmodic relaxes these kind of muscles. There's a different kind of muscles called skeletal muscle in your arms and neck and back a different type of muscle relaxer relaxes these muscles they function differently ...Read more

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After taking Antispasmodic drugs and PPI for 2 months I develop excessive thirst. Discontinue the med but the prob. Doesn't disappear. Wt. to do?

GI medications: Antispasmodics can cause dry mouth, but usually resolves within a week of stopping the medication. If you are still having GI problems, get a re-evaluation from your GI doctor to address other treatment options. ...Read more

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Whenever be under stress or problem, I feel with strong pain in my stomach plus I always have Compulsive obsession. Any Antispasmodic is useless. Help?

Whenever be under stress or problem, I feel with strong pain in my stomach plus I always have Compulsive obsession. Any Antispasmodic is useless. Help?

You may need to: Address your underlying stress. Have you tried ginger? Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. ...Read more

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I'm taking antibiotics & bloating. I was prescribed an antispasmodic & probiotic but I'm still in pain. How can I ease the bloat?

I'm taking antibiotics & bloating. I was prescribed an antispasmodic & probiotic but I'm still in pain. How can I ease the bloat?

Depends on cause: What you describe sounds like you are being treated for H. Pylori (a bacteria) or bacterial overgrowth syndrome a form of IBS. Your persistent problem could be an intolerance like that to lactose or soy. You may have a stomach moving too slowly to rid of the air you swallow. Try removing dairy, soy, gluten from your diet. Discuss with your MD. See GI specialist if you haven't done so yet. ...Read more

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Can antispasmodics help excessive gas and bloating and occasional abdominal pain? (All GI tests negative)

Yes..: Yes, they can help with those symptoms, however make sure you always consult with your doctor when taking new medication. If not better or worse follow up as needed. ...Read more

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Sharp lower middle and top stomach pain for a year took antispasmodic didn't help but sleeping tablets eased it what could it be?

Sharp lower middle and top stomach pain for a year took antispasmodic didn't help but sleeping tablets eased it what could it be?

More info needed: Do certain foods make you better or worse?
Any association with your menstrual period?
Do you have normal bladder and bowel function? Any history of trauma or family history of abdominal problems? Any blood
in bowel movements?
Please be checked by your physician or a stomach specialist. ...Read more

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Had bowel resection 5 weeks ago. 3 days ago I developed pain in the rectum during bowel movements. I was told to take antispasmodic - anything else?

Had bowel resection 5 weeks ago. 3 days ago I developed pain in the rectum during bowel movements. I was told to take antispasmodic - anything else?

Stool softener: At 5 wks post colon resection the anastomosis is healing tightly. Any firm stool in left colon passing thru the stitch line can cause pain especially with a low anterior resection. The diet should be kept soft without roughage and stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium) used so that the stitch line won't be irritated. ...Read more

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Mom 58yo chronic diarrhoea with some normal motions. Raw garlic white pepper cold fruits water caused abdo pain. Responded to antispasmodic meds, heat?

Mom 58yo chronic diarrhoea with some normal motions. Raw garlic white pepper cold fruits water caused abdo pain. Responded to antispasmodic meds, heat?

Abdominal pain: Could be food intolerences, , biliary dyskinesia, gallbladder, or a form of inflammatory disease and if all negative irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea. I always check h pylori as well. Would follow up with gastroenterologist and consider colonoscopy/ if have not had one. sonogram/HIDA if needed and posible small bowel follow through. ...Read more

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Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety. Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain. Suggestions/alternatives?

See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hello!! I'm suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and my bowel hurts when I drink beer or I eat some food like chips. Should I take a painkiller when I feel this insufferable pain or should I take antispasmodic like buscopan? Also when I'm out every n

Hello!! I'm suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and my bowel hurts when I drink beer or I eat some food like chips. Should I take a painkiller when I feel this insufferable pain or should I take antispasmodic like buscopan? Also when I'm out every n

Avoid the foods: I think the best answer would be to avoid the beer and chips and opt for choices that don't cause insufferable pain. If you get the pain then either medication can help. Pain meds can cause constipation so if you have IBS that is predominantly constipation I would avoid opioid pain medications. ...Read more

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Been in pain for weeks. Are there any other foods that act as anti spasmodics or relaxers?

Get it evaluated: Where is the pain? Get it evaluated and stop trying remedies that will not help. Make sure you do not have a serious issue. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

What are some homeopathic anti-spasmodics? Are they safe to take for a post ect therapy patient?

Not sure what u mean: By "homeopathic anti-spasmodics" for a post ECT patient? Dr. Kwok is right that homeopathic remedies over 12c potency contain no molecules of material substance. Remedies are an energy medicine made to interact with an energy part of you: your healing system. Many remedies can help with seizures, etc, but the single one needed is picked by matching to your specific experience & how it affects you. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed ciprofloxacin, ibuprofen and anti-spasmodics 2x a day for 5 days. Is it safe for me to also be taking acyclovir 5 times daily?

I have been prescribed ciprofloxacin, ibuprofen and anti-spasmodics 2x a day for 5 days. Is it safe for me to also be taking acyclovir 5 times daily?

Polypharmacy: Acyclovir is usually prescribed for use 5 times a day in treating herpes simplex and varicella zoster (shingles). Ibuprofen will increase the level or effect of acyclovir and should be used cautiously. Ciprofloxacin used at high doses increases risk of central nervous system stimulation and can cause seizures. Please indicate which antispasmodics. ...Read more

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How to know which kind of medication I should take for occasional stomach pain, an antacid like maalox or a anti-spasmodic like buscopan?

How to know which kind of medication I should take for occasional stomach pain, an antacid like maalox or a anti-spasmodic like buscopan?

Stomach pain: First we should determine the cause of the stomach pain. Many patients have stomach pain because of diet related issues, others from inflammation, genetics, virus, bacteria, etc. Have you tried a no-gluten, very low carbohydrate diet before? If now, start this first. You may find you will no longer need meds. Do you smoke? Where do you work? Work with chemicals? Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more

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What can I do naturally to ovulate? My dr checked and said everything looks normal after u.S. What could b causing this? M.C dec 11th LMP jan 15

What can I do naturally to ovulate? My dr checked and said everything looks normal after u.S. What could b causing this? M.C dec 11th LMP jan 15

Healthy weight: Being at a healthy weight, not too high or low, is one of the best ways to increase your ability to ovulate naturally. ...Read more