my wife has had an upset stomach for some time
Add Zofran for Nausea.
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Ranitidine is a H2 blocker and is not meant to control nausea.Add Zofran 4 mg thrice daily initially followed by 4mg as and when required to control nausea.Its anti nausea and is over the counter.
As far as altered taste sensation in mouth is concerned i have to ask few questions
Is she on any other medication apart from Ranitidine?
Does she has acid peptic disorder or reflux problem?
Any history of recurrent gut upset?
History of diabetes?
Any specific diet she is following like keto diet?
Has a liver function test ever done?
waiting for answer.
H2 blockers like ranitidine are very weak antacids!
Hello again my dear patient,
H2 blockers are medications given to treat acid peptic disorder.They slows down the release of acid from parietal cells in stomach.
She is on a number of medications so very likely her nausea is a result of alll these medicines she is on.
Just give her zofran 4 mg as and when required.
As she is on so many medicines ask her primary doctor to add a good antacid like proton pump inhibitor with prokinetic drug(rabeprazole and domperidome).
This would prevent acidity(as a result of medications) and nausea.
For burping try to ambulate her or if she can't then give her activated charcoal tablets(otc) to absorb gas.
Hope i was helpful.
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