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What Are Effective Treatments For Gastroparesis
Erythromycin: I am sure you have consulted GI at this point if you know the word gastroparesis, and please follow their advise. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that has prokinetic properties, meaning it causes food to move forward in the GI tract. In the past Reglan (metoclopramide) used to be prescribed a lot, however due to possible non-reversible neurologic side effects more and more doctors are not using it for long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on medication: Unfortunately the medical treatment for gastroparesis is limited both in terms of efficacy and safety profile. Macrolide antibiotics has been associated with QT prolongation. Cisapride is no longer available in the US b/c of sudden death. Reglan (metoclopramide) has the potential for devastating neurologic side effects. Domperidone has fewer side effects but not approved for use in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown...: There are a few studies looking at the effectiveness of Botox injection of the pylorus in patients with idiopathic gastroparesis and none showed it to be any better than placebo. There were no significant side effects of Botox injection of the pylorus in the studies. Good luck! ...Read more
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