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How much can donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) effect gastric emptying?
Neither: Carafate (sucralfate) tends to bind to sites oozing blood. Proton pump inhibitors partially block hcl acid secreting cells in upper 2/3 of stomach from making & secreting acid; look up the prescribing information. No evidence either have much affect on stomach emptying. Many meds prescribed by docs because available, even though low odds of being helpful - promotes illusions (to the foolish) of being helpful. ...Read more
It is reported: According to dig dis sci. 1996 mar;41(3):469-74. Omeprazole causes delay in gastric emptying of digestible meals. If youre taking this medication and notice slower emptying or more regurgitation, you should take this information into consideration and let your doctor know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few reasons: First there are two different drug induced parkinsons. Acutely (in which case just stop the drug), and chronically (tardive dyskinesia...TD). TD is generally in those with psychosis. Levodopa can make that worse. Bad. AND, Levodopa has been associated with more rapid progression in regular Parkinsons, so we dont like to use it in anyone if we can avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?
Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more
Anti-diarrheal meds: Depends on the individual and the situation. With heart-burn like symptoms, kaopectate is good at coating the upper intestinal tract - equivalent to pepto-bismul. Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic anti-diarrheal medicine. If you're having diarrhea from a virus or soiled food etc, let the diarrhea pass without taking meds - drink plenty of fluids / hydrate. If chronic of on-going, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Does eating a meal alter the effects of abilify (aripiprazole)? Such as the 3-5 hour peak plasma levels, half-life, receptor binding, efficacy, kinetics? Curious...
Abilify (aripiprazole): Usually there is not decreased effect when taking medications with food. Sometimes there are absorbed better. Abilify (aripiprazole) is usually prescribed together with an antidepressant to augment the effect. If taken at breakfast, it will not cause many side effects. Akathisia (restlessness of the legs) might be one of the few effects noticed. It is not very commonly reported. ...Read more
Adequate protein in-: -Ur diet may B all you need. Watch your dietary intake of protein, your need 50gms/day if you R on a weight training program, you may need a supplementing, whey protein is what i use. Read the label and Google the additives to see what they are. Take a pic using Ur phone, and study the ingredients before you buy. ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." July 31, 2013 ...Read more