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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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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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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?

What empties easily: Gastroparesis is uncommonly seen with diabetes, neurologic diseases, after some gut surgery, other. Liquids empty easier than solids; fatty foods empty more slowly; high fiber empties more slowly. See dietician for help. ...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?

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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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