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Suggest ways to treat sharp chest pain which is not getting better even after taking Gaviscon

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Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: have constant sharp pains in left side of my chest that wont go away. ive taken a gaviscon in case its related to reflux problems its seemed to have helped for about 10 minutes but is now coming back. what else can i take or do to get rid of them?
Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
One more dose of Gaviscon.

Detailed Answer:

Did you have similar complaints in the past?
If Gaviscon helped you, you should take one more dose as written on the bottle for now.If this is recurring you can ask your doctor for a prescription of Omeprazole for 2 weeks.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Suma Parinam,
General & Family Physician

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