I'm writing on behalf of my father. He has IBM
Thank you very much.
Probably a stomach flu, follow the advice below.
Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your symptoms seem to be related to side effects of lithium orothate.
Some of the common side effects of this medication are nausea and stomach pain.
I suggest you to use Acetaminophen for the stomach pain.
Another possible cause can be a viral infection.
I recommend to use antiemetic medication such as Reglan 10 mg three tablets a day.
I suggest you drink liquids and avoid food that might trigger the symptoms.
Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
How best to go about getting the Reglan?
Is there an over the counter equivalent?
Also, what foods should he avoid that will worsen the symptoms?
Follow up query explained below.
Hi again dear,
Reglan is a prescription medication.
An alternative that can be found over the counter is Bismuth Subsalicylate.
I recommend to eat bland, easy-to-digest foods, such as crackers, toast, bananas, rice and chicken.
Avoid certain foods such as dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and fatty or highly seasoned foods.
Feel free to ask me again if you have further queries.
Take care dear,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi