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Does pepto bismol cure abdominal pain?

my husband has just been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. After eating holiday foods yesterday he has had abdominal pain and nausea all day today. He takes omeprazole. Will Pepto bismol give him any relief. Is there anything wrong with doing that.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014
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Hi,

Thanks for writing to HCM.

He seems to be having gastritis along with the hernia. Holiday foods are rich in spices and fat, which increases gastric acid production, leading to pain.

Ask him to switch to a combination of prokinetics like levosulpride along with omeprazole, in consultation with his doctor, that will provide better relief.

And next time when he is having holiday food, ask him to take those medicines twice a day, or better to avoid them.

Dr. Ashish Verma
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Does pepto bismol cure abdominal pain?

Hi, Thanks for writing to HCM. He seems to be having gastritis along with the hernia. Holiday foods are rich in spices and fat, which increases gastric acid production, leading to pain. Ask him to switch to a combination of prokinetics like levosulpride along with omeprazole, in consultation with his doctor, that will provide better relief. And next time when he is having holiday food, ask him to take those medicines twice a day, or better to avoid them. Dr. Ashish Verma