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Suggest over-the-counter medication for right-sided back pain, bloating, gas and stomach cramps

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Wed, 7 Aug 2019 in Back Pain
Question: I have right side back pain and intestinal upset accompanied by bloating, gas, and occasional stomach cramps.
What treatment or over the counter medicine do you suggest
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Antacids and charcoal can help.

Detailed Answer:


Use of OTC medications mentioned below can bring some relief.

1. Activated charcoal (Charcocaps), will absorb the excess gas produced.

2. Antacids, such as Di-Gel, Maalox Anti-Gas, and Mylanta Gas, allow gas to be belched away more easily.

3. Food enzymes, such as Beano, which help break down the sugars found in vegetables and grains, can be added to foods that cause you to have gas.

Pineapple juice, lemon juice, ginger juice, grapes, etc may be taken after every meal for relief.

For back pain, you can have rest and do a hot compress. Apply Volini gel on the area and have mild pain killer in case the pain persists.

I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon

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