What causes severe nausea and excessive salivation in an elderly person?

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am 82 and I have nausea feeling, no energy and alot of saliva.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Try omeprazole 20mg daily. Are you on any other drugs?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this feeling of nausea and excessive salivation. This is suggestive of a possible acid reflux problem. I will suggest that you take omeprazole 20mg once daily. If this persists, then we may need to get you in for detailed interview and examination. Are you on any medications at this time? If yes, kindly report them to me as well.

I will appreciate a feedback from you on how you are responding to the above guidelines. Also, I am always available for more exchanges as you deem necessary!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 19 minutes later
Dear Dr. I take Aggrenox twice a day and 2 325mg. aspirin. I had a mild stroke a few years ago. Thanks. XXXX
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Aspirin is the probably cause of this problem!

Detailed Answer:

Aspirin is the probable cause of these symptoms. I will suggest that you start with omepeazole and report this to your treating doctor for review. 325mg of aspirin seems too much if it were being used for stroke related issues. Let me know how this goes.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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