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Preoperative Antispasmodic Medication
Many websites: Thre are many websites that can give you the answe. Global rph, epocrates are two that can be helpful. ...Read more
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
Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more
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
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 ?
Can't say: Different ones work better for different people ...Read more
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
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
Is it true that antispasmodic medicines such as methampyrone and papaverine HCl can also reduce uterine contraction?
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?
I've had stomach pains since 12 yrs. Went to hospital yesterday. All tests were clean, and they gave me an antispasmodic. What's something i could use at home when the pain comes back?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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