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What are effective treatments for gastroparesis?

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 more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more


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Is marijuana be an effective treatment for gastroparesis?

Unlikely: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia and i don't advise u to try it. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Yes: Pro motility drugs could help and slow small feedings. Reglan (metoclopramide) and macrolides.Cisapride is no longer in the market. Adverse effects are significant. ...Read more

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What are the current best treatment options for mild- moderate gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: treatment of gastroparesis is too complex to go into a 400 character note. A great, easy to understand summary can be found at http://www.medicinenet.com/gastroparesis/page4.htm#how_is_gastroparesis_treated however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with gastroparesis treatment?

What are the risks associated with gastroparesis treatment?

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 more

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How long can post viral gastroparesis last for and what are the best treatments

Hard to know: The condition can be short-lived but can also last for years unfortunately. Eating smaller more frequent meals help. There are not too many fda-approved drugs for this condition and most have side effects. Try to be patient and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of botox for the treatment of nondiabetic gastroparesis?

What are the side effects of botox for the treatment of nondiabetic gastroparesis?

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