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Query about which antacids to be taken for gastric erosions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I took too much ibuprofen about 7 hours ago, and have been having stomach pains for about 4 now. Do I need to go to a hospital or will this eventually go away on its own? The problem is it's 3:00 in the morning and I am in a foreign country.
Doctor :   hi dr
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   may i know what was the dosage of ibuprofen that u had taken ?
Doctor :   no of tablets and dosage of each tablet
User :   1800 mg
Doctor :   that is a high dose , which can result in gastric erosions
Doctor :   you need to take antacids like mylanta in good amounts to reduce the discomfort
Doctor :   in addition acid reducers like omeprazole willl help
User :   There are no stores open right now, is it ok to wait until the morning?
Doctor :   may i know the severity of your pain and have you vomited any blood
User :   No, no vomiting. The stomach pain isn't extremely severe, but it is preventing me from sleeping.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in that case, it is ok to wait for a few hours
Doctor :   but onset of severe abdominal pain, vomiting of blood, are danger signs
Doctor :   please drinkn enough fluids so that your kidneys are not damaged
User :   Can I purchase these antacids over the counter, and do you have any idea if they are available in Spain?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   yes they are available in spain,
User :   Alright that's all I needed to know thanks
Doctor :   ok, thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   hope i was helpful to solve your medical questions
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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