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Flu symptoms, excessive belching, sore ribs, knee pain, diarrhea. Took aleve. Medical attention required?

My husband had the flu for 3 days....Now he has excessive belching , really sore ribs and stomach( didn t have vomiting) pain in knees, trouble walking. During the flu period he had severe diareah. Took 4 aleve a day....way too many. Is this just dehydration or should we go to the emergency room....He is 75 years old
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Your husband seems to be having after effects of taking ALEVE,it has resulted in gastritis,and diarrhoea along with electrolyte imbalance.
Ask him to take some proton pump inhibitor like PANTOPROZOLE 40 mg once a day,light food and plenty of water,juices and coconut water to take care of his electrolyte imbalance.There doesn't seem to be any need o go to ER.Above mentioned measures should make you all right in couple of days.
Answered: Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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