Gastrointestinal Medications Stomach settling agents Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide (Mylanta, Maalox) Calcium carbonate (Tums, Rolaids, Chooz) Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) Sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer) Proton Pump Inhibitors Omeprazole (Prilosec) Lansoprazole (Prevacid) Rabeprazole (Aciphex) Esomeprazole (Nexium) Pantoprozole (Protonix) Histamine2 Blockers Cimetidine (Tagamet) Ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac) Famotidine (Pepcid) Nizatidine (Axid) Promotility Agents Metoclopramide (Reglan) Numerous individuals with lupus experience the ill effects of gastrointestinal issues, particularly indigestion caused by gastroesophageal reflux sickness (GERD). Peptic ulcers can likewise happen, regularly because of specific prescriptions utilized in lupus treatment, including NSAIDs and steroids. Periodic acid reflux or corrosive heartburn can be treated with an over-the-counter stomach settling agent, for example, Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Pepto-Bismol, or Chooz. Your specialist may likewise incorporate a stomach settling agent in your treatment regimen notwithstanding another type of GI pharmaceutical. Stomach settling agents contain fundamental salts (particles), which connect with and kill the corrosive in your stomach on contact. A few acid neutralizers additionally contain simethicone, which mitigates side effects of gassy stomach. Stomach settling agents are powerful when used to treat periodic indications, however you should attempt to maintain a strategic distance from indigestion and corrosive acid reflux out and out by eating littler dinners, staying upright subsequent to eating, and eliminating caffeine. On the off chance that indigestion and heartburn hold on (e.g., for over about fourteen days), you ought to talk with your specialist, in light of the fact that your acid reflux manifestations could be a piece of a bigger issue. On the off chance that you encounter determined indigestion, stomach corrosive, or ulcers, your specialist may endorse a proton pump inhibitor (PPI, for example, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, or Aciphex. These drugs are utilized to treat individuals with indigestion, stomach or intestinal ulcers, or overabundance stomach corrosive. Proton pump inhibitors decrease corrosive by closing down the minor pumps inside cells in your stomach that discharge it. Proof likewise recommends that PPIs may restrain Helicobacter pylori, a kind of microbes that can cause peptic ulcers, gastritis, and other gastrointestinal issues. Most PPIs come as over-the-counter or medicine tablets, however pantoprazole (Protonix) may likewise be given intravenously at the doctor's facility for individuals who are conceded with a draining ulcer. Taking a PPI diminishes the risk that a ulcer or gastrointestinal draining will happen once more. Your specialist may likewise endorse histamine2 blockers (H2 blockers) for side effects of GERD, esophagitis, or peptic ulcers. While both PPIs and H2 blockers smother the generation of corrosive in your stomach, they work in various courses and over various eras. For instance, H2 blockers work inside a hour yet last just around 12 hours, though PPIs require more opportunity to produce results yet last up to 24 hours. Likewise remember that numerous PPIs and H2 blockers are accessible in both over-the-counter and medicine shapes; while these prescriptions shift in power, over-the-counter structures might be more practical. Converse with your specialist about these different choices. H2 blockers work to lessen the measure of corrosive that your stomach creates by blocking histamine2, a concoction in your body that flags the parietal cells of your stomach coating to make corrosive. In doing this, H2 blockers diminish the measure of corrosive made by your stomach. Diverse H2 blockers fluctuate in intensity. Over-the-counter structures are less powerful, while solution measurements can be more strong. Furthermore, your doctor may endorse a pharmaceutical called a promotility specialist in the event that you encounter GERD indications because of moderate gastric discharging, or if H2 blockers and PPIs are insufficient to control your GERD side effects. Promotility operators help speed assimilation by fortifying the development of GI substance through your throat, stomach, and digestive organs. This keeps corrosive from waiting in your stomach too long, in this way diminishing the measure of harm that corrosive can perpetrate on your GI tract and diminishing the event of the heartburn. Metoclopramide is the principle promotility operator right now available. It works by expanding muscle withdrawals in the upper stomach related tract, which thus speeds the rate with which stomach substance move into the digestive organs. While taking any GI drug, you ought to abstain from drinking liquor, since it can additionally agitated your stomach and cause an expansion in the symptoms of specific prescriptions. What's more, inform your specialist regarding some other prescriptions you might take, since specific medications can connect with your GI pharmaceuticals.
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