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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...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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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

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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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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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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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Would antispasmodic medication also prevent diarrhea?

Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...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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Is there a over-the-counter mucsle relaxer?

Is there a over-the-counter mucsle relaxer?

OTC "muscle relaxer": Although not sold specifically as a "muscle relaxer", magnesium can help lessen muscle irritability & spasm ("charlie horses", restless legs). Large doses, however, can cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Not really: Only over the counter local anesthetics. The rest of the bunch should only be prescribed and administered by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter medican for cumadin?

What is an over-the-counter medican for cumadin?

Coumadin (warfarin): No over the counter alternative to coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more