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What forms of treatment are available for delayed gastrict emptying?

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Promotility Drugs

Metoclopramide is a common drug that helps with GI motility.
An antiobiotic, erythromycin, has also been shown to help GI movement. See a doctor to get to the source of delayed gastric emptying and which med may be appropriate for you.

In brief: Promotility Drugs

Metoclopramide is a common drug that helps with GI motility.
An antiobiotic, erythromycin, has also been shown to help GI movement. See a doctor to get to the source of delayed gastric emptying and which med may be appropriate for you.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tiered treatment

First line treatment is a low fat / low residue diet with multiple small meals per day.
Second line treatment is prokinetic meds such as erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) domperidone. Third line treatment includes implantable gastric pacer devices. Last resort would be a feeding j-tube with a venting g-tube.

In brief: Tiered treatment

First line treatment is a low fat / low residue diet with multiple small meals per day.
Second line treatment is prokinetic meds such as erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) domperidone. Third line treatment includes implantable gastric pacer devices. Last resort would be a feeding j-tube with a venting g-tube.
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prokinetic meds

Your doctor will start you on a prokinetic medication.
Some examples of these are Reglan (metoclopramide) or erythromycin.

In brief: Prokinetic meds

Your doctor will start you on a prokinetic medication.
Some examples of these are Reglan (metoclopramide) or erythromycin.
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
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