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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)

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?

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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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