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Gastrointestinal Overview

The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract, digestive tract, alimentary canal) is the tract or passageway of the digestive system that leads from the mouth to the anus. The GI tract contains all the major organs of the digestive system, in humans and other animals, including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Food taken in through the mouth is digested to extract nutrients and absorb energy, and the waste expelled at the anus as faeces. Gastrointestinal is an adjective meaning of or pertaining...

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Peach Capsule With 5142

Looking to identify a peach or beige colored capsule with the number 5142 imprinted in black ## also found some of these beige or peach capsule in a shoulder bag in my house, white powder inside (one was broken open) number 5142 on the side, no other imprint. what is this stuff?? ## I have found a small peach colored capsule with the numbers 5142 on it. What is this medication? ## it is a gas x pill from dollar store ## Based on the description provided, I can confirm that this peach capsule-shaped pill marked 5142, is a store brand "Anti-Gas" dietary supplement, comprised of food enzymes. The product is distributed by: H.E.B. (a San Antonio-based grocery chain), and it contains the enzyme Alpha-galactosidase (600 GaIU per serving), which is derived from Aspergillus niger. For a...

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Where Can I Buy Paregoric

Have always had this in the med cabinet for occasional stomach cramps. Am finally running low. I'm 67 years old. Suggestions? ## I've seen many questions about this product recently and I can only inform you that it has been discontinued. The main problem with it is that it contained a tincture of Opium, which lead to severe abuse and addiction in some people. These dangers led to it being pulled from the market. From what I understand, it is now only available by prescription, in the U.S. You may want to ask your doctor or pharmacist for a product that can help with stomach cramping. Proper treatment requires discovering what is causing the cramping. ## I too are trying to figure out what they are doing with Paragoric. I have had a prescription for about 1 year. I used it if Lo...

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lomotil or lofenoxal

I have IBS for many years now and recently been told I have Diverticulitis. Last 2 days I am suffering with Diarrhoea 8 n 9 times a day. Last night I took 2 Lofenoxal. Then this morning it all started again been 4 times already. Its taking too much out of me my back pain is also severe. All I want to do is sleep. I am due to go overseas but how can I? Please help me as I am on a lot of meds ## Hi Gail! I wish I could help more but, I also have had IBS off and on for the last 20+ years but, now I've had diverticulitis attacks twice. Once for 10 days last year finally ended up at the ER. They wanted to admit me until they found out I had no insurance?? Now it's back with a vengeance and I'm still unable to get Medicaid or much help. Cipro seemed to help last time after a few m...

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What Time Of Day Should I Take Dexilant Dr 60 Mg

Is it better in the morning, afternoon of nithg before bed. ## Hi Sal, The dosing instructions for this medication state the following: "Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole) comes as a delayed-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Dexlansoprazole may be taken with or without food, but it may provide more relief from after-meal symptoms if it is taken before a meal. Take dexlansoprazole at around the same time every day." It does not indicate a specific time of day to take the medication, so that decision is going to be up to you at your own convenience. If it's something that effects you the point of not being able to function at a normal level, then it may be best to take it at night or in the evening hours when you may be in the comfort of y...

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Bioflu and imodium

Is it safe to take bioflu with imodium at the same time? I have the flu and diarrhea at the same time. ## Same Case with that, Did you drink both drugs at the same time? what happen? ## It's okay to drink Imodium ang bioflu at the same time?

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Alinia Prescription drug

Is Alinia an antibiotic? Can you still be having diarrhea off and on after being on it for 4 weeks, my doctor would like me to stay on it for up to 8 weeks for parasite. I have had a number of instances with cramping and diarrhea but not all the time. ## Alinia is used to treat the diarrhea associated with a parasitic infection, unfortunately, its most common side effect is diarrhea, according to FDA reports. Other side effects may include headache, nausea, and stomach pain. Ref: Alinia Information You should finish your full course of treatment, being careful to remain hydrated, then the diarrhea should stop, once your treatment is finished. Are you on any other medications?

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How to use Erceflora Bacillus Clausii

My 4 month old baby has diarrhea. The pediatrician has prescribed to take Erceflora 1 vial. What does that mean? Is this the whole vial at once? ## Hi Maine, sorry to hear about that, I know how nerve wracking it can be when a child at that young of an age has diarrhea. To answer your question, each vial should be a 5ml suspension. If that is the case then I am seeing a standard dose of 1-2 vials every 3-4 hours mixed in with another liquid such as milk, formula, or water. If you are still breastfeeding your baby you can mix it in with expelled breast milk. So yeah, 1 whole vial per dose is what is indicated. Is that in line with the doctor's instructions? There should be a label, printout, or packaging that came with the prescription. All in all Erceflora is a probiotic medicine wh...

Dexilant and Apple Cider Vinegar

I take Dexilant for GERD (hiatus hernia and acid reflux). Is there a risk in also taking Apple Cider Vinegar while on Dexilant? ## The information available for Apple Cider Vinegar so far does not prove its effectiveness for treating medical conditions. Ref: Apple Cider Vinegar Information That said, there is also the risk of it worsening your GERD, though some people do seem to take it, without ill effect. I tried it for GERD, and gastritis, for me, it just made the pain worse, and I have since decided to stick with using any type of vinegar for cooking, and cleaning. Is there anything else I can help with?

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federgel tablets

i have a pain in thhe stomach and i went too the doctor he precribe federgel tablets for me.i would like to what is federgel and what is it treatment and its side effect.and if i should continued to take federgel tablet ## What is the mass in milligrams of a federgel tablet? ## Federgel contains Aluminum and Magnesium, it is most commonly used to treat, or prevent acidic stomach issues, such as stomach pain, ulcers, GERD, and gastritis. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, dry mouth, and dizziness. As to the mass, that can vary depending on the dosage, Shantel. Can you please post back with more details? Thank you! ## What is Federgel good for?

Entyvio infusions

Anyone had success with Entyvio for Ulcerative Colitis? ## Hello, Jennifer! How are you? When do you start them? The FDA lists Entyvio as containing the active ingredient Vedolizumab and it is approved to treat UC. Its possible side effects may include headache, joint pain, nausea, fever and infections of the nose and throat. Is anyone currently on this? ## Yes, after 6 months remission.

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