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On medication after appendectomy. Having stomach complication. How to get relief?

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I recently got an appendectomy 10 days ago, and they prescribed me AKuriT-4 and SILYBEAN-comp.

I have to take AKuriT-4 for 8 months (3 pills a day) Early morning with NO FOOD.

Silybean-comp (for chronic liver disease and such) 1 pill 2x a day.

I been having stomach complications since i been taking those meds. and haven't been able to eat anything. First thing in the morning taking the Akurit-4, I have stomach cramps, really bad dirrhea. Every time I eat anything, yogurt or soft bland foods, rice. ANYTHING, i get really bad stomach pain after 1 bite of anything. However. water seems to be the only think i can take and not feel nauseated, sick, or with pain. I can go all day without any type fo food not feeling any pain. OR i can eat food and feel pain through out the whole entire day. and night. What is there to do? I am currently in vietnam whereI got the surgery, but then I want to think that they haven't removed my appendix.. i dont know, i'm too frustrated. I also notice that I feel Chills and cold along with the pain.
Posted Mon, 31 Dec 2012 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 3 hours later
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern and will try my level best to address it.
Your problem of diarrhoea,nausea,chills etc are due to the AKURIT-4.
This is an anti tubercular combination medicine.
You can talk to your doctor and change the time of medicine,two hours after or before meals.In addition you can take some proton pump inhibitor like PANTOPROZOLE 40 mg in the morning for couple of weeks.
With passage of time,your body will get used to the medicine and these symptoms shall go away.
There is no need to get frustrated and just talk to your doctor.
There is no need to think that your surgery hasn't been done.
I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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Follow-up: On medication after appendectomy. Having stomach complication. How to get relief? 10 minutes later
Is there another Alternative to taking AKURIT-4 without the side effects?

I am really weak when it comes to taking medications. I only worry cause i'm not able to hold food down at all by any means.

I can take akurit-4 and take 1 bite of food hours after, And I feel like someone has just stabbed me in my abdominal area, for about 35 minutes. it hurts that bad. And sometimes the pain can linger on to 5-7 hours at a time.

I dont want to stop taking this medicine, because i dont want to damage anything, but at the same time, I just can't deal with the pain. I'm not mentally or physically able to take that kind of pain.
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 23 minutes later
There is no need to get frustrated.
There is no alternative to AKURIT 4 and so you have to take it.
You can always make a change with the same medicine.
There are 4 medicines in AKURIT 4.
These are

you take an antacid empty stomach in the morning as I advised above.
Then take RIFAMPICIN 2 hours after breakfast.
Then you can take rest of the three medicines after your lunch.
This way you shall be all right.
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