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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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?

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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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I go to a pain clinic and get urine tested. Yesterday my doc told me that oxycodone showed up on my drug test. I'm not prescribed oxycodone and my doctor discharged me for consumption of oxycodone that wasn't prescribed. My question is this.... I'm prescribed Lomotil for IBS; I know it is a schedule v drug BUT can it show up as a schedule 2 drug in urine tests (such as Demerol/oxycodone) as a false positive? I read that info on the internet and would like to know if anyone else has had the same issue? And how do I go about proving to my doc who wants nothing to do with me and does not believe what I am telling him! Someone please help! Thank You! ## I have exact same prblm a and don't kno where go to prove I'm not taking oxycodone. And I was also discharged from pain...

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Slightly off white pill, with a dagger in a circle on one side, and G250 on the other. ## The logo you're describing as a dagger, could it possibly be a sword in a circle? If so, then this is a Gaviscon tablet, it's used to help prevent or treat conditions such as heartburn, GERD and gastritis. It is an antacid. Learn more Antacid details here. ## I just found a kind of large round white pill in my house. No clue where it came from. It says G250 on one side, and on the other side it has a dagger. This is weird. Does anybody know what it is? Thank you ## I found the same pill in my house. It’s literally a dagger on one side. The other side says G 250. I have no idea where it came from. But I’m trying to figure this out too.

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It is a round white tablet with the number 44 and 137 underneath imprinted. Other side is blank. What is the tablet for? ## It's 80mg. Mi-acid Gas Relief made by Major Pharmaceuticals Inc. ## round sort of fat white pill with 44 137 on the front of it ## white round tablet imprinted on one side with MD above 44L; do not usage of it as it was mixed with other medications ## The identification provided for the tablet with the 44 137 marking is correct, it contains 80mgs of Simethicone, the actual manufacturer is Major Pharmaceuticals. It is available over the counter and is used to relieve gas. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, flatulence, and dizziness. Inactive ingredients may include: sucrose dextrose magnesium stearate maltodextrin microcrystalli...

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Dear Sir, I am using Lafaxid-10 tablets (Lafutidine). Can you advice me what is the purpose of this medication. I have heart burn and contacted a gastrology specialist. He recommended taking Sompraz. I took it for 2 months. Last week I saw the doctor for my heart burn as well as burning in my stomach. I took this medicine after I had an endoscopy and am wondering what kind of foods I should be eating. Also can I take another tablet if I'm still breastfeeding my son? ## Lafutidine (INN) is a second generation histamine H2 receptor antagonist having multimodal mechanism of action and used to treat gastrointestinal disorders. It is marketed in South Korea, Japan and India. Lafutidine is used to treat gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, as well as wounds in the lining of the stomach associ...

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I’m seeking to purchase a product sold over the counter in Mexico which is called "Alevian Duo" or, if not sold in the USA, a product which has the same ingredients sold by a different name in the USA. ## Hmmm, if you aren't able to get it directly from Mexico, try searching for other products domestically by active ingredient: Looks like it contains Pinaverium Bromide and Dimethcone. Not sure what contains the exact same combination. "Pinaverium bromide was first registered in 1975 by Solvay Pharmaceuticals (now a division of Abbott Laboratories), and marketed globally using the brand names Dicetel and Eldicet. Generic pinaverium is available in South Korea under a trade name of Disten[1] and in Argentina as Nulite." - Wikipedia

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Hi, I would like to know if anyone here who has Reflux / GERD / LPR tried Iberet Folic 500 b4? How does it feels after taking it? Does it induce the GeRD? I have tried many kinds of Vitamins, multivits however none of them seemed to help me at all. I just cannot take it, each time after taking it, i'll tend to feel difficulty of breathing, belching and very nauseated due to the GERD i suppose.. Which i could feel the sensations of something pushing up through the eosophagus n throat, and causing me difficulty of breathing. I tried Usana's multivits n chelated mineral.. which didnt do any good to myself, not even any kinds of Vitamin C which i bought from the pharmacies. Therefore i think my body or i would stomach is very very sensitive and it cannot tolerate any acidic compound...

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## is loperamida the same medication as lomotil? Used for Diarrhea ## NO! Lomotil contains the active ingredients Diphenyoxylate and Atropine. Loperamide is the active ingredient/generic name for Immodium, so they are completely different drugs. Was this prescribed for you or something you purchased? ## am a diabet and i want to know if i can take diphen/atrop for diarrhea and stomach cramps ## name brand for diphen/atrop 2.5 mg. ## Verwon (# Due to excessive diaherra this was perscribed to help control it!

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I was given a weeks sample and then a prescription for 60mg. The Dr. made a mistake on the prescription and put down 2xdaily which i fortunately caught before leaving the store. My concern is, a few days into the sample i developed a worsened dry cough, then caught what i thought was the flu, symptoms being respiratory, fever, severe aches in either joint or muscle. Now I am wondering if these are simply some side effects, i have read online it may well be. I am looking to find an alternative with less flu like side effects, any suggestions? thanx ## How are you feeling, now? Dexilant contains the active ingredient Dexslanzoprazole, it is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to help reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach, to help treat conditions, such as GERD, ulcers, and ga...

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I take lomotil, 2.5 mg up to 4x a day for Crohn's disease and I have short bowel syndrome due to multiple GI surgeries. I know this med is a controlled substance, diphenoxylate atropine, and wonder at this dosage if I would get a positive drug test? ## How long does Lomotil stay in your system?

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My daughter is 5yrs old having diarrhea now. Is it ok if she takes 1 vial (5ml/2 billion) of Erceflora directly without diluting it in water or milk? Please I need your answer urgently. ## My son is having diarrhea is it okay if he will drink the oral suspension without diluting it with water? ## How do I give Ercef Oral 5ml to my son who is 4 years old? He has diarrhea.

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