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Metoclopramide increases emptying of food from the stomach and decreases symptoms of nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and fullness,. It should ideally be taken 30 minutes before meals. It's use in pregnancy should be reserved for severe conditions where the risks to the baby of not treating exceed the potential ...Read more


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Can I still eat sweets such as chocolate and cakes whilst taking flagyl for d.fragilis? If so do I have to wait between doses before consuming sweets?

Can I still eat sweets such as chocolate and cakes whilst taking flagyl for d.fragilis? If so do I have to wait between doses before consuming sweets?

Not a good idea: From the point of view of the antibiotic, yes you can have sweets and cake. From the point of view that the Flagyl is treating an infection, it is best not to take sweets when you have an infection. It would be OK to take occasional sweets or chocolate. If Diabetic take none. ...Read more

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Why does victoza (liraglutide) cause you to become very bloated and feeled with gas, and what should I do for it, is gas x better in pill or chewable. ?

Why does victoza (liraglutide) cause you to become very bloated and feeled with gas, and what should I do for it, is gas x better in pill or chewable. ?

Mechanism of action: Drug works by affecting hormones related to blood sugar levels, and their cellular receptors. Change in levels affects blood sugar. Also affects other chemicals which slows stomach emptying. Can have gut side effects. Symptomatic . May be less with small meals, low fat, avoid very high fiber foods, carbonated beverages, gassy foods. ...Read more

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Stomach growls even when not hungry also when I do eat most foods I feel the need to bowel movement been going on for a year what can this be ?

Stomach growls even when not hungry also when I do eat most foods I feel the need to bowel movement been going on for a year what can this be ?

Stomach growling: BM after eating is not uncommon,it is the gastrocolic reflex. Growling not usual.keep a food diary. You may have food allergies/intolerances. it is identified by elimination diets. Try avoiding dairy for a week and see if any change , if not then try avoiding wheat products for a week. May also be gastritis/ gallbladder/ IBS or inflammatory bowel. Discuss with gastroenterologist/nutritionist ...Read more

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I feel tired and sleepy after eating sweets and carbohydrates but dont have diabetes. Can i take metformin after eating them to give energy?

I feel tired and sleepy after eating sweets and carbohydrates but dont have diabetes. Can i take metformin after eating them to give energy?

Reactive hypoglycemi: When some people eat carbohydrates, especially concentrated sweets, they develop reactive hypoglycemia as their body releases insulin which is physiologically normal to regulate their blood sugar. However instead of reaching a normal blood sugar, the insulin causes it to drop below normal. This hypoglycemia may cause lightheadedness, shakes, fatigue or weakness. Avoiding sweets helps. ...Read more

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I know you have to wait 10 min to eat or drink after taking Saphris (asenapine) but what if you take it right after eating? Will this interfere with absorption

I know you have to wait 10 min to eat or drink after taking Saphris (asenapine) but what if you take it right after eating? Will this interfere with absorption

It is ok: It is acceptable to take Saphris (asenapine) after eating. The reason to avoid food or drink immediately after taking it is to give time for the medication to absorb through the membranes in your mouth. Saphris (asenapine) is absorbed in the mouth, not in your stomach. ...Read more

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So i have gallstones and gastritis and i eat small meals every 2 hours as recommended but before bed time i get hungry is it bad if i eat something?

So i have gallstones and gastritis and i eat small meals every 2 hours as recommended but before bed time i get hungry is it bad if i eat something?

Lowfat diet: Would keep to a lowfat diet. However would consider a consultation to remove your gallbladder. Removing it may make you feel much better ...Read more

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I have gas problems and feel like want to go to toilet after every meals. I am taking metformin and glimepiride for sugar. also amlong 5.ecosprin av, ?

I have gas problems and feel like want to go to toilet after every meals. I am taking metformin and glimepiride for sugar. also amlong 5.ecosprin av, ?

Bowel frequency: Patients who take metformin frequently complain of gastrointestinal distress similar to your symptoms. There may, of course be some other cause, so you should definitely discuss these symptoms with your doctor. Some patients report improvement on the XR version of metformin, so that might be a good alternative. Do not stop any of your medications without your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat dinner I am bloated with excessive air - I eat quickly and often don't chew thoroughly, but I wonder if I am intolerant to some types of foods? This really doesn't occur with breakfast or lunch, oddly, but I only have oatmeal or cereal

Whenever I eat dinner I am bloated with excessive air - I eat quickly and often don't chew thoroughly, but I wonder if I am intolerant to some types of foods? This really doesn't occur with breakfast or lunch, oddly, but I only have oatmeal or cereal

Bloating: when you eat fast you do not chew properly and you also swallow a lot of air. I would first try to eat slowly and chew your food. See if that changes things. Also avoid gassy foods like cauliflower, beans, chic peas etc.. ...Read more

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Can advair cause weight gain? I feel I eat a lot more when I take it.

Can advair cause weight gain? I feel I eat a lot more when I take it.

Not typically: Advair typically doesn't cause weight gain. It does contain a steroid hormone in it but the amount of it in advair is very small. If you have ruled out all the other causes of your weight gain, you may need to consult with your doc and see if you may be switched to a different non-hormonal medication for your respiratory problem. ...Read more

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I have constipation and heartburn often. Even though i eat my daily shares of vegetables. What med should I take?

I have constipation and heartburn often. Even though i eat my daily shares of vegetables. What med should I take?

Probably not : Eating enough portions. In any case, increase fibers, fruits and take dulcolax stool softeners as directed otc or any equivalents. You can also try benefibers, metamucil, colace (docusate sodium) , mag citrate.The effects vary with individual person.Also need to consult with your physician for other medical condition causing constipation like colon cancer. Early diagnosis will lead to a better prognosis/ outcome. ...Read more

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I occasionally get nauseous after some meals, for example sometimes when i eat fried foods i feel sick after. What could it be?

I occasionally get nauseous after some meals,  for example sometimes when i eat fried foods i feel sick after. What could it be?

Gall bladder disease: Or something other than that. Go and see a doctor and get evaluated. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You need full history, physical exam, lab work and possibly some imaging studies and procedures. See a gastroenterologist or start with your family doctor and they may refer you if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i get more drunk or less drunk while drinking on 25 mg metoprolol that i take daily? I only drink like once every month although pretty much.

Can i get more drunk or less drunk while drinking on 25 mg metoprolol that i take daily? I only drink like once every month although pretty much.

Already answered ?: but now you are saying you binge once a month and drink a great deal. Binge alcohol use can also elevate blood pressure, and is dangerous for your health in many ways, one of which is your blood pressure and toxic effects potentially on your heart. Your doctor needs to know about your drinking patterns in order to be able to properly treat you. Binge users at your age have a higher risk of abuse ...Read more

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Can i eat after taking milk of magnesia being that i feel nauseous and can i take Zantac (ranitidine) too?

Can i eat after taking milk of magnesia being that i feel nauseous and can i take Zantac (ranitidine) too?

Yes: Milk of Magnesia (MOM) will coat your stomach and help loosen your stool, so it is often used in the setting of constipation or upset stomach. Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine blocker medication that is used to reduce the stomach's secretion of gastric acid. Both may be taken safely together, though you may have better results from the Zantac (ranitidine) taking it a half hour before or after the MOM. ...Read more

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Work tends to make me hungry, i even binge eat sometimes after dinner. Is this normal?

Work tends to make me hungry, i even binge eat sometimes after dinner. Is this normal?

NOPE: Not normal. Sounds like a real eating problem. These things are often in the mind and psychotherapy would probably help to sort it out. ...Read more

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Metoclopramide (Definition)

Reglan (metoclopramide) improves GI motility and is also ...Read more