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Side Effects Of Gi Cocktail Green Goddess
Is there anyway to make a gi cocktail at home? Obviously without donatol. It's the only thing that stops the pain & don't want to go to ER again. : (
Well: I think you need to resolve your issue since it seems to reoccur. Now find yourself a doctor and then you go from there. The er is not really an appropriate place for your issue but you do need to have a doctor so you can get a diagnosis and get the matter resolved so you do not suffer anymore ...Read more
Yes: A gastrointestinal cocktail, known as a GI cocktail, is a generic term for a mixture of liquid antacid, viscous lidocaine, and an anticholinergic primarily used to treat dyspepsia. It is used to see if the pain is caused by acid reflux or if there are other causes. It is often one of the first things that a patient gets in the er if they are having abdominal/chest pain. ...Read more
Depends on what for: Generally "GI cocktail" is antacid/anti-gas/numbing medicines. Taken when symptoms e.g. heartburn/dyspepsia occur, often to distinguish causes but not as long-term remedy - thus when taken depends more on when sxs than necessarily timing of meals. Would require MD followup esp w Gastroenterologist if persistent to assess causes. Happy to review the details in consultation, if further question ...Read more
My stomach dr call me in some meds. He call in GI cocktail. I was wondering what it is used for. He said I had oral thrush.?
12y/o w/ recurring severe upper abdo pain&weight loss. US&labs normal. No FA or celiac. Been to ER 2x & GI cocktail makes it worse. Possible causes?
I swllowed glass earlier tday. Went to er. They took an xray but saw nothing. Gave me GI cocktail. But stomach is in so much pain. What do I do?!
Go back to ER: I'm not sure if glass will show up on an x-ray. Regardless, if you are in severe pain I would return to the er. If possible bring your parent with you to act as your advocate. ...Read more
Went to er with stomach issues they gave me a gi cocktail my stool today was hard dark reddish brown with a strong unusual smell?
Watch it for now.: I would for you to watch it for now if you don't have pain, fever or abdominal pain. Sometimes there may be mild inflammation or something giving you some abnormal symptoms. But they need to persist for you to feel stressed about them. Relax. And watch if these problems persist. ...Read more
Does the GI cocktail of donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) lidocaine, and almacome need to be kept refrigerated?
Yes: That is best for preservation long term. ...Read more
If you are suspected of having tear in esophagus, it it good idea to take liquid GI cocktail (Donnatal, Mylanta, Lidocane Viscus)?
Consult your GI doc: And esophageal tear is a very serious condition you should consult your primary doctor right the way ...Read more
I managed to consume 10 Tums (calcium carbonate) and a GI cocktail in the ED (i'm fine) in the last 2 days. Acid indig. Is gone, but tummy is very upset. What can I do?
Eat: Eat the food you know you can tolerate. It is different for each of us. ...Read more
Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?
Aside from Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) which drug used to treat lupus has the least side effects? Likely going to have to add another to my cocktail.
Depends: Every lupus patient is different. Choice of meds depends on the severity of your illness. Work with your rheumatologist to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your case. That's his job. ...Read more
Herbs are drugs too: Reported side effects include immunosuppression making the user more susceptible to infection and cancer, as well as birth defects and reduced male fertility. Herbs are drugs just like prescription medications. Unlike prescription drugs herbs are unregulated, have inconstant ingredients, variable potency, and unpredictable contaminants. Their side-effects are rarely reported. ...Read more
How long does it take for side effects of radiation exposure (eg via CT scans) to show up in human body (God Forbids).Is it years or months?
I've noticed taking actos (pioglitazone) at the same time as metformin helps with some of the GI side effects. Is this a true benefit or am I just imagining it?
Is St John's Wort safe to take if I have lupus? Good starting dose? Already have IBS. Might it cause GI side effects?
What for?: What do you expect the St John's wort to treat? In any case you should discuss it with your doctor as this herbal medication may interact with any other medication you may be taking. ...Read more
If methotrexate injworked great at controlling my symptoms but gave me GI issues, is it likely that imuran (azathioprine) tablets would give me GI side effects too?
Though such effects are common with immuran by itself it is worth a try if it is strongly indicated in your situation. ...Read more
Very few for all.: My experience and the published literature on comparative side-effects say they are about the same and not very common. My bias is for Humira and against remicade (infliximab). As far as response and efficacy, most recent studies say that they are equivalant in rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
How effective is imuran (azathioprine) for lupus or sjogrens? Methotrexate worked great for me but can't tolerate GI side effects even with injection.
See details: Imuran (azathioprine) can be an effective alternative, especially for treatment of sle. ...Read more
How dangerous is accutane. Does it really cause permanent joint damage and GI problems like IBS? Can side effects be permanent?
Worth the risk: The claimed link to inflammatory bowel disease -- which I thought was just bad studies -- was laid to rest by a meta-analysis in 2016; anyone still talking should know this. The arthritis is rare and we know little about it -- whether it's cause and effect is unsettled. Acne is a grave social and professional liability. If you need this Rx, go for it with close guidance. ...Read more
What is the difference in potential renal side, GI and cardiac side effects of meloxicam versus Naprosyn (naproxen)?
Is there a stimulant that has fewer GI side effects than adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes my ibs-d to flare. I used it for add and hypersomnia in the past.
Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for GI infection. Stopped cause of side effects. Had fecal impaction (needed enema). Switched to Flagyl, w/colace. Will hard stools stop?
Maybe: If there was pepto-bismol in it then yes. Was it pink? ...Read more
My pain is in my ab center of my chest right below ribs I've had GI cocktail with minimal results I've had nausea pain and insomnia?
Chest pain: IF symptoms are persistent, you should get it checked. ...Read more
I received the GI cocktail yesterday and now I'm experiencing sharp stomach pains off and on as well as numbness in my right leg? Is this usual?
Went to doc for stomach pains, gastroenteritis and given gi cocktail. Woke up today still in pain with dark discharge, period is 3 days away. Worry?
Difficult answer: The stomach pains could have been associated with the menstrual time but it is difficult to answer without examining you. This should be checked with the doctor or give him a call since he saw you and has a better idea what things looked like. There are many variables here to be able to give you a good answer that is accurate. I hope this helped a little. ...Read more
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