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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. : (

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

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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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What is the best GI cocktail to help ucler tearment?

What is the best GI cocktail to help ucler tearment?

See below: Carafate (sucralfate) slurry (on empty stomach) forms a "patch" on ulcers. Ppis (prilosec, prevacid, et al) block acid secretion; lower acidity allows uncers to heal. Combo of 2 meds should heal faster. ...Read more

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Is a GI cocktail safe for heart patients?

Is a GI cocktail safe for heart patients?

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

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Do I take the GI cocktail on an empty stomach?

Do I take the GI cocktail on an empty stomach?

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

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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.?

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.?

Antifubgal: The GI cocktail is non specific term to describe a bunch of meds together. You would have to ask your doctor for clarification. It may have Antifungal meds for the thrush ...Read more

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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?

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?

If US was negative: Then it's unlikely he has pancreatitis. If he hasn't been taking lots of Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin, a stool H pylori should be checked. Otherwise he may have functional dyspepsia and needs medication to treat. ...Read more

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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?!

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

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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?

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

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If you are suspected of having tear in esophagus, it it good idea to take liquid GI cocktail (Donnatal, Mylanta, Lidocane Viscus)?

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

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Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

It may: The mylanta contains elements that are similar to barium and that will obscur some detail. If there are plans for an upper gastrointestinal study with barium then perhaps reversing the order of the tests will help ...Read more

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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.

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

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What are the possible side effects of thunder god vine supplements?

What are the possible side effects of thunder god vine supplements?

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

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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?

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?

With exposures: In the ranges of diagnostic imaging, lifetime effects are cumulative. The risks are generally very small and hypothetical, but that said, it would probably take a radiation induced cancer 20 years to become apparent. It would depend on the type of cancer as well. ...Read more

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Using gas-x take away or causes GI side effects?

Using gas-x take away or causes GI side effects?

Gas / Bloating: Minimal side effects. May help with gas and bloating. ...Read more

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Is St John's Wort safe to take if I have lupus? Good starting dose? Already have IBS. Might it cause GI side effects?

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

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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?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily.
Though such effects are common with immuran by itself it is worth a try if it is strongly indicated in your situation. ...Read more

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Which tnf inhibitor for RA has the least GI side effects?

Which tnf inhibitor for RA has the least GI side effects?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Hi cocktail: I believe that some of your symptoms may be caused by the lidocaine in the gi cocktail but it would be unusual. If the leg numbness and/or abdominal discomfort persist, you should be reevaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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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?

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