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What Is The Dose For Green Goddess Gi Cocktail
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?
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
My dr gave me prescription for gi cocktail for esophagus and stomach pain. I was wondering what is in it. It's pink & white looking.
I'm 22 weeks pregnant and had to go to the hospital they gave me a white GI cocktail for my real bad heart burn is it safe for the baby?
Yes: Most risk to pregnancy is in 1st trimester, early 2nd. The typical "white gi" cocktail is considered safe. For that matter, some argue the "green gi" cocktail might be safe. However, that one just adds more chemicals, and most providers like to minimize unnecessary exposure and risk. The "gi cocktail" is also sometimes used as a diagnostic maneuver to identify GI symptom origin. ...Read more
I took 3 prescription 5/325 Vicodin/day on Th and Fri. Last dose 5:30pm Fri. Had a vodka cocktail Sat 6:30pm. Is acetaminophen poisoning a concern?
I've drank 1 glass of alco Cocktail and I had unbelievable pain on my exactly stomach and after second day my poop is dark green. Anything serious?
Been taking liquid Zoloft (sertraline) for awhile. Missed a few doses then when taken again at night, same dosage, I have GI issues. Normal?
Having diarrhea every morning for quite some time now. Been to a gi, found nothing. Don't have gall bladder, diarrhea is dark green & strong odor.?
Not usually: The classic sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed is dark blackish tarry stool called "melena". It is usually looser, sticky and has a characteristic smell. Dark green stool usually related to diet rich in green vegetables. If you have other symptoms check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Why do many GI specialists insist on using fentanyl/versed as their apparent universal sedation methodology, including arbitrary follow-on dose?
Conscious sedation: Versed and Fentanyl are a standard combination of medications use for light-moderate conscious sedation when administered by a non-anesthesiologist. Most facilities require that an anesthesiologist (trained in intubation) be present for administration of Propofol (the drug used by Michael Jackson with clearly bad outcome.) ...Read more
On remicade (infliximab) for uc. Max dose every 5 weeks. Disease flareup after 3 weeks since infusion. Gi advises switch over to humira. Any recommendations?
Reasonable: Switching to another tnf agent may lead to better disease control so it is worth a try. It is not, however, certain that the switch will provide additional benefit. ...Read more
30ml of Lactulose and 2 doses (34grams) of Miralax daily for life. Is this safe? GI prescribed this since it's the only thing to help. CT normal.
It is ok: Yes it is ok as long as recommended by your Gastroenterologist ...Read more