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Having gastric ulcer problem . Can i take rantac? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am having gastric ulcer problem . can i take rantac mps
Doctor:You can.
Doctor:However if the ulcer problem is persisting for a long time, it would also be better if you can get an upper GI endoscopy done
User:how happi-d useful . is it only for reducing pain or it will cure gastric ulcer
Doctor:jut to make sure we are not dealing with something like a H pylori infection or chronic gastritis.
User:i have undergone endoscopy
User:they told that i have gastric ulcer. so how happi-d useful . is it only for reducing pain or it will cure gastric ulcer
Doctor:Happi is a proton pump inhibitor which prevents/reduces acid secretion and the D component increase gastric motility.
Doctor:It helps in treating the symptoms.
Doctor:This is not same as curing the problem.
User:i am asking whether it cures or just only for reducing pain. pls tell me
Doctor:A cure of gastric ulcer is achieved with strict diet and life style changes which the doctors would have mentioned to you.
Doctor:I am sorry, if you didn't understand. The medicine only reduces pain. When taken for a while
Doctor:the current ulcer might get cured,
Doctor:however a permanent cure meaning future gastric ulcer problem can only be prevented with strict diet and life style changes.
User:i am taking latulose at night time, happi-d in the morning before breakfast and rantac mps 3 times daily. so will i get cured
Doctor:Hence in all means, i can tell you that you will only be cure completely if the changes are applied.
Doctor:I think you are being over medicated.
User:i am taking latulose at night time, happi-d in the morning before breakfast and rantac mps 3 times daily. is this ok or i have to change the medicine
Doctor:The general treatment for gastric ulcer is either rantac twice a day or Happi D once or twice a day.
Doctor:Lactulose is meant for treating constipation and not ulcer.
User:due to constipation only i got this gastric ulcer
Doctor:May I know if you are being treated by a doctor or are you self medicating?
User:treating by a doctor
Doctor:Constipation is not related to gastric ulcer.
Doctor:However in some conditions constipation and gastric ulcer can co-exist.
User:for me it started with constipation for few days. gradually it started tightness under my ribcage after few days
User:and then i consulted a doctor and he told that i have gastric
Doctor:*Can you confirm if you are on plain rantac or rantac MPS syrup?
User:rantac mps
Doctor:If it's the syrup which you are taking, then the current schedule is appropriate.
Doctor:You can continue with three times a day schedule.
User:s i am taking syrup only
Doctor:I apologize for misreading it.
Doctor:The current medication you are on will definitely cure the current ulcer problem.
Doctor:However I urge you to follow a strict diet and life style changes to prevent recurring ulcer problems.
User:he prescribed 45 days course. in this course i already completed 2 bottles of rantac mps and still 15 more days left to complete the course. can i take 1 more bottle?
Doctor:Yes, you can.
User:can u suggest wht vegetables can i eat
Doctor:The long duration course of proton pump inhibitor and the antacid syrup will benefit.
User:at present i am eating beans, ladies finger, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, all types of leafy vegetables with less spicy. i am just mixing 1 chilly with it and preparing .
Doctor:The current menu is fine.
Doctor:You may include carrots, ginger, butter milk and other less spicy more fibre diet.
Doctor:Avoid dhal and other lentils.
User:wht about garlic
Doctor:Complex carbohydrates like potatoes can also be used.
Doctor:A mixture of vegetables will give you more benefits than a plain menu vegetables. You may add few pieces of garlic too.
Doctor:They are helpful in reducing cholesterol absorption.
Doctor:In addition drink plenty of water/fluids.
User:so i can mix ginger and garlic too
Doctor:Warm water would be preferable.
Doctor:You may add them in your menu.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:i am drinkin cold milk without mixing anything in it. can i mix anything in it ?
User:ya ya followed
Doctor:If your aim is only treating ulcer and constipation you can mix other products in it.
Doctor:Else honey or less sugar could be fine.
Doctor:Any other query?
User:can u suggest me some fruits
User:can i eat sweets since they r not spicy
User:can i eat fish
User:i am not eating nonveg from many days. atleast can i eat fish or praws with less spicy?
Doctor:Non vegetarian diet should be preferably restricted for twice a week.
Doctor:And fish would be better.
Doctor:Among fruits there are no restrictions.
Doctor:You can consume one or two fruits every day.
Doctor:High sugar contents to be avoided.
Doctor:Have you followed>
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:but the lastulose solution which i am taking contains sugar and is more sweet doctor
User:can i discontinue it
User:doctor suggested not to take grapes and XXXXXXX can i stop it or shall i take these fruits
Doctor:By high sugar diet I meant dark chocolates and those which contain plenty of cocoa in it.
User:so i can take fish with less spicyness?
Doctor:As I said earlier, it is always better to take a mixture of fruits.
Doctor:Only a single fruit doesn't solve the problem.
User:so i can mix ginger garlic paste in all the curries which i am cooking avoiding more spicyness. right?
Doctor:Similarly you may take restricted amount of grapes and XXXXXXX (I am not sure why your doctor has restricted them)
Doctor:You could mix ginger and garlic paste (unless contraindicated for other reasons by your doctor)?
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:s doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:so i can eat fish . right
User:i stopped chicken and mutton
Doctor:Non vegetarian diet to be taken only twice.
Doctor:* a week.
User:non vegetarian means everything?
User:i will take only fish
Doctor:That should be fine.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:1 min
User:tell me some vegetables which i can take
Doctor:I am sorry.
Doctor:I have answered this earlier.
Doctor:you can take all the vegetables
User:ok thanks
Doctor:more amount of carrot, beans, potatoes, green leafy vegetables, etc are recommended.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:i heard potatoes cause more gas
Doctor:It contains complex fibres which can help treating costipation.
User:ok thanks doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thans for ur suggestions, good chat
User:atlast can i go for gym
Doctor:You can. Avoid strenuous physical exercise.
Doctor:Exercise help in preventing ulcers and constipation.
User:bye bye
Doctor:Bye for now.
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