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What medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

What medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

Domperidone: There are few medicines available that speed up gastric emptying. Domperidone is the most useful and is not available for sale in the USA. Metoclopramide (reglan) can be used, but has serious neurological side effects. The e-mycin drugs can be used , but often tolerance builds quite quickly. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more


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Can you tell me which medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes. What are their primary side effects?

Can you tell me which medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes. What are their primary side effects?

Metformin: Metformin is the drug of choice for type 2 diabetes. Common side effects are abdominal discomfort: gas, diarrhea...There are different formulations for metformin that can improve tolerability. Glumetza is best. ...Read more

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What medications are given to leukemia patients?

What medications are given to leukemia patients?

Mostly leukemias...: ...are treated with a combination of chemotherapies. Certain leukemias (CML, Ph+ALL) respond to treatment of tyrosine kinase enzyme inhibitors like imatinib. One type of AML (M3 promyelocytic leukemia) responds to Retinoic Acid (a form of vitamin A) and Arsenic Trioxide. ...Read more

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What are some prescription medications used to treat anemia?

What are some prescription medications used to treat anemia?

Depends: What is the cause of the anemia? Is it iron deficiency, B12 deficiency? Is the bone marrow functioning? You need to know the cause in order to recommend therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What medications do you commonly prescribe to your emphysema patients?

What medications do you commonly prescribe to your emphysema patients?

Treatment...: Typically, treatment for COPD begins with bronchodilator and possibly steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy if the oxygen level is low. Smoking cessation is also pursued if the patient still smokes in order to decrease airway inflammation and thus slow disease progression. ...Read more

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What are the medications that are prescribed to treat mastitis?

What are the medications that  are prescribed to treat mastitis?

Oxicillin: Depend on allergies: if not peniciilln allergic than: dicloxicylin duricef -keflex if pen. Allergic: bactrim cleocin good if not breast feeding if nursing -----all drugs must be discussed between ob-gyn and surgeon. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat ALS?

What medications are used to treat ALS?

ALS treatment: Normally people with ALS are treated with the medicine Riluzole 50 mg twice per day. They may also be treated with assistive devices for speaking, swallowing, walking, or breathing at times. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat restrictive cardiomyopathy, what are their dosages and how often are they taken?

What drugs are used to treat restrictive cardiomyopathy, what are their dosages and how often are they taken?

Difficult: Restrictive cardiomyopathy can be very challenging to treat. The main avenues for treatment are diuretics to keep excess fluid off the body and blood pressure control of which there are many different choices. I would recommend finding a good heart failure cardiologist to work with. ...Read more

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What are the top medications that are prescribed to a patient with chronic insomnia?

What are the top medications that are prescribed to a patient with chronic insomnia?

Sleep medications: are potentially addictive, have a variety of side effects that can impact daytime functioning & don't address the cause of the insomnia, so they are best used as short-term adjuncts to sleep hygiene, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & medical management of underlying physical & mental disorders. See your doctor for medical & neurological exams, a sleep study & referral to mental health providers. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

IBS: For mild........Low fat, high fiber diet. Medications are laxatives such as metamucil. For moderate........Laxatives such as chronulac or sorbitol, imodium, (loperamide) questran, levsin, bentyl. For severe..............Antidepressants for constant pain. ...Read more

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What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

Softeners/laxatives: Stool softeners are i.e. Colace or pericolace. Laxatives are many: magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, senekot, dulcolax, enulose ( lactulose), miralax, (polyethylene glycol) exlax. In severe constipation fleet enemas or micro enemas or a full enema are considered. If there is an impaction or blockage at the rectum ( removal of stool) with a finger is indicated by a health care professional. Avoid mg or phos if ckd. ...Read more

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Why are antipsychotic medications prescribed to elderly people with dementia?

Why are antipsychotic medications prescribed to elderly people with dementia?

For symptom relief: Anyone of any age who has dementia can suffer from fearfulness, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions and other psychotic symptoms. Antipsychotic medications can be the most effective way to minimize or eliminate these symptoms and the suffering they cause. Use of any medication for any illness should be preceded by a discussion of risks and benefits. ...Read more

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What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

Type 2 diabetes: There are at least 12 different drugs for management of type 2 diabetes and that list does not include insulin. Don't worry about side effects before your doctor prescribes your medication - yes side effects may occur but they are usually not major and if that happens you must contact your doctor as soon as you can. Metformin is the least expensive and is most often used first. ...Read more

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What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

What medications are most often prescribed for type 2 diabetes? What are the primary side effects?

Holy cow: Hi. In no absolute order of use, insulins, sulfonylureas & meglitinides, biguanide, TZD's, GLP-1 receptor agonists, SGLT-2 inhibitors, bile acid binding resins, bromocriptine, amylin analog. Look up side effects...not enough room here. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Control your diabetes, blood pressure, and lipids, and DON'T SMOKE! ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to treatment when hypertensive medications produce too many patient side effects?

What are some alternatives to treatment when hypertensive medications produce too many patient side effects?

Several: In the big picture, weight loss, diet, low sodium,EXERCIZE, and regular BP checks to know what the levels are for systolic and diastolic. Some persons will respond entirely / or reduce medication needs. High BP is dangerous, do not ignore!! ...Read more

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What are the medications used to treat bronchiectasis? Thanks

What are the medications used to treat bronchiectasis?
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Find the cause: Some supportive-care meds are common to this and other lung diseases, but the key will be to try to identify a cause if you can. I recently autopsied a 70 year old woman with "unexplained bronchiectasis" and discovered they had missed adult-onset cystic fibrosis -- which could have been managed more effectively. ...Read more

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What dangers are associated with medications used to treat add/adhd?

What dangers are associated with medications used to treat add/adhd?

Medication risk: Stimulants have been use for many years in the treatment of add. They seen to be very safe drugs for the purpose. Poor appetite and sleep are usually the most common complaints. These side effects can be treated by adjusting the dosage of the medicines and also the times of the day that these medicines are given. Always ask the prescriber for his/hers suggestions in how to control these effects. ...Read more

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What medications are prescribed to gastroparesis patients?

Domperidone: There are few medicines available that speed up gastric emptying. Domperidone is the most useful and is not available for sale in the USA. Metoclopramide (reglan) can be used, but has serious neurological side effects. The e-mycin drugs can be used , but often tolerance builds quite quickly. ...Read more

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How long do patients with gastroparesis stay on medication?

Depends: I would assume that depends on the cause of gastroparesis. If this is acute and self limited due to a viral illness then that should resolve in days to weeks. If it is related to a chronic condition then that may depend on how well controlled the chronic condition may be (i.e. diabetes). Sorry but cannot give you a definitive answer ...Read more

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What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the best diet for patients with gastroparesis?

Amount matters: The more important issue with gastroparesis is to eat small portions. Certainly difficult to digest foods can cause problems as well as foods that promote gerd such as chocolate, caffein, alcohol and citrus/acid foods. Those should be avoided. ...Read more

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What is the long-term outcome for patients with gastroparesis?

What is the long-term outcome for patients with gastroparesis?

Depends: This depends mostly on what the cause of the gastroparesis is. If it is due to diabetes, your ultimate outcome mostly depends on how well you control your blood sugars. If you do well, your disease is unlikely to progress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Why do gastroparesis patients often suffer from constipation?

Same mechanism: The whole GI system is slow, involving stomach and bowel. Discuss with your doc why and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is gj tube or a j tube a better option for a gastroparesis patient?

Is gj tube or a j tube a better option for a gastroparesis patient?

Depends: A g/j tube allows venting of the stomach while feeding the small bowel. The correct tube depends on your situation. Ask your doctor which one is best for you. ...Read more

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I got botox to treat my gastroparesis my doc said my pylorus did not look abnormal like it dose with gastroparesis patients what does that mean?

I got botox to treat my gastroparesis my doc said my pylorus did not look abnormal like it dose with gastroparesis patients what does that mean?

Difficult to tell: The best person to ask would be the endoscopist. They saw the duodenum and perhaps obtained a biopsy and you should go back and discuss this at length and get their recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more

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Can medications control your symptoms of gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Yes. There are numerous medications, surgical procedures, and even gastric pacers that can be used. See a board certified gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What are the best medication used to manage pain caused by gastroparesis?

Pain and gastropares: If you have diagnose gastroparesis with delayed gastric emptying on a gastric emptyings study that rules out obstruction you may have compacted food in your stomach (Bezoar) or even associated peptic ulcer. I would recommend an EGD (upper endoscopy) ...Read more

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I have gastroparesis, does that also delay medications from absorbing or digesting?

It may: While the vast majority of meds dissolve in your stomach and are able to be adsorbed there, some meds, especially delayed or extended release medications, may need the different ph of other parts of your intestine to dissolve/activate. Talk to your pharmacist if you have questions about specific medications and they either know or have the resources to look up that particular medicine. ...Read more

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What does thyroid replacement medication have to do with gastroparesis?

Hypothyroidism : When one is hypothyroid they can have slow GI motilitiy/gastroparesis.Treating hypothyroidism with medications can remedy this problem. ...Read more

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My grandson (2 1/2 years old) has diagnosed gastroparesis- very slow emptying of stomach. Can he grow out of it? Any treatment/medication for this?

My grandson (2 1/2 years old) has diagnosed gastroparesis- very slow emptying of stomach.  Can he grow out of it?  Any treatment/medication for this?

Yes : There is medication for this but there can be side effects to each one. Your son or daughter will talk to the gastroenterologist i'm sure. With children that age there is always a chance of outgrowing a problem, unless there was a congenital permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with silent reflux & gastroparesis. I was prescribed Reglan (metoclopramide) . Having heart palps and stopped reglan (metoclopramide). Can 500 mg cause this too?

I was diagnosed with silent reflux & gastroparesis.  I was prescribed  Reglan (metoclopramide) .  Having heart palps and stopped reglan (metoclopramide).  Can 500 mg  cause this  too?

Check dosage: Side effects of reglan (metoclopramide) can be quite serious, but heart palpitations is not one of them. However, I am concerned about the dosage you are saying. Is that over 24 hr? 10mg every four hours is the higher end of normal, and Reglan (metoclopramide) is not a medicine you want to take for long periods of time. Please see the Rx'ing MD regarding this, and to go over your other medications and symptoms. ...Read more

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Tested + for SBBO, been diag. With gastroparesis, weeks b4. And fatty liver, I have trouble urinating , GI prescribed amocy + bentyl, (dicyclomine) I am in need hel?

Tested + for SBBO, been diag. With gastroparesis, weeks b4. And fatty liver, I have trouble urinating , GI prescribed amocy + bentyl, (dicyclomine) I am in need hel?

Making a guess..: with all the abbreviations. Presume you have been diagnosed with small bowel bacterial overgrowth, and amoxicillin and bentyl (dicyclomine) have been prescribed. The use of antibiotics, for how long, and which one(s) is quite controversial in this condition. This is a reasonable first trial. The bentyl (dicyclomine) should work as a bowel anti-spasmodic, relaxing the stomach & intestine. Continue to work with your doctor. ...Read more

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How safe is erythromycin. my doctor prescribed it for me for gastroparesis. can a it be taken with Miralax also?

Drug interaction: There is moderate possibility for drug interaction per Drugs.Com Drug interaction checker. REF: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1009-0,1893-1224. You can discuss with your pharmacist or physician. ...Read more