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Continuous burping since long. Taking diltiazem, amiodarone & coumadin for heart problems. Colonoscopy, endoscopy normal.

Hi, I have had almost constant burping day and night, for 6 momths. I am wondering whether the heart medications I take are causing this. I am, and have been on on Diltiazem 120; Amiodarone 100, coumadin 2.5 as well as Prevacid, and Pulmicort for ~ 5 years. I have recently had a negative colonoscopy / endoscopy . I am 66 and lead a very active life. Alrternately could this be a virus. Thanks you
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated.

You can take Domperidone 30mg along with your antacid prevacid. This will help in controlling your symptoms.

Following precautions will be helpful :-
1.Avoid spicy and oily foods.
2.Avoid being empty stomach for long periods.
3.Avoid smoking and alcohol, if any.
4.Drink lots of water daily.
5.Eat light meals prepared under hygienic conditions.
6.Avoid self medications, especially pain killers and steroids.
7.Avoid gas producing foods like peas, cabbage, legumes, etc.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Fri, 30 May 2014
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