Gastrointestinal Agent

Gastrointestinal Agent

Gastrointestinal Agent
Gastrointestinal drugs treat nausea, diarrhea, and ulcers. Some of these drugs are classified as antcholinergics, antidarrrheals, and antiulcer medications.

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    Your doctor will need to do a complete blood cell count (CBC) with differential and liver function tests before starting treatment with sulfasalazine.

    It is not known if sulfasalazine is safe or effective for children under 2 years of age. It is not known if other aminosalicylates are safe or effective for children and teens under 18 years of age.

    If you have asthma or severe nasal allergy, sulfasalazine may not be a good option for you.

    If you have a blood disease, an intestinal tract obstruction, porphyria, or a urinary tract obstruction, you should not take sulfasalazine.

    If you have impaired kidney function or impaired liver function, aminosalicylates may not be good options for you.

    If you have an allergy to salicylates, you should not take aminosalicylates.

    Aminosalicylates may not be good options for you if you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or planning pregnancy. It is not known if they are safe for pregnant women. 

    Aminosalicylates may be passed into breast milk and may not be good options if you are breast feeding.

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    Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar (polysaccharide). Amylase is present in human saliva and pancreatic juice, where it begins the chemical process of digestion.
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    Proton pump inhibitors are over-the-counter medicines that help relieve heartburn and treat ulcers. They are generally safe but should not be used long term without the approval of your doctor. This is because long-term use can increase the risk of decreased bone density, electrolyte problems, pneumonia and a severe gut infection called C. diff.
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    Belbuca (buprenorphine) is a powerful opioid painkiller for the management of severe, constant pain that cannot be managed by nonopioid painkillers. Belbuca comes in a film that is applied on the inside of the cheek, twice a day. The film dissolves within half an hour. Patients must avoid eating or drinking until the film has dissolved. Side effects may include gastrointestinal problems (constipation, nausea, etc.), seizures in patients with seizure disorders, poor motor control, and sleepiness. Opioid painkillers have a serious risk of addiction, overdose, and may cause life-threatening breathing problems, especially if combined with other depressants like alcohol. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and patients with severe asthma, a history of substance abuse problems, gastrointestinal blockage, or sensitivity or allergy to buprenorphine may be cautioned against taking Belbuca. 
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    Tegaserod maleate treats severe, chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As an IBS treatment, tegaserod maleate is only prescribed to women with constipation, not diarrhea. As a treatment for chronic constipation, tegaserod maleate is only prescribed to men and women under 55 years of age. Tegaserod maleate increases levels of seratonin in the intestines, which speeds movement of stools through the system. It is prescribed under the brand name Zelnorm.
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    The pancreas releases the digestive juices (enzymes) needed to take nutrients out of our food and put them into our body. To do this, the pancreas has a complicated system of ducts that collect and transport digestive enzymes. Through these ducts, the enzymes are led to the duodenum, the upper part of the small intestine. The nutrients of the food are then absorbed in the small intestine.
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    Robinul Forte (glycopyrrolate) is a prescription medication used in combination with other drugs to treat peptic ulcers in adults. It can also be used to control the excessive saliva that troubles some people with the motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- and to treat excessive sweating. It is in a class of medications called anticholinergics and works by decreasing stomach acid production and secretions of certain other organs. Robinul Forte is available only in a 2 milligram (mg) tablet.
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    Phenergan VC is a combination of the drugs Phenylephrine and Promethazine, a decongestant and antihistamine, respectively. This brand name drug is given to people who suffer from cold or allergy symptoms like runny nose, congestion, and sneezing. The prescription medication cures these symptoms by shrinking the blood vessels in the sinuses and reducing the production of histamine, a chemical that often causes allergic reaction symptoms.
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    Yes, the generic of Symmetrel is called amantadine. It is available in tablet, liquid and capsule forms. 

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    Atropine is mainly used to open (or dilate) the pupil of your eye before an eye exam. The black part of your eye will become very large and will be very sensitive to light. Atropine can also be used as an eye drop or eye ointment for eye pain if your eye is swollen or inflamed. Atropine is a prescription medication that should be used only in a medical office or by the person who has received the medication.