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Have slip disc problem, gas in stomach. How to get rid of it?

Hi.i have a slip disc problem which has aggrevated to sciatic nerve problem n am facing a lot of gas problem in my stomach due to which i get severe pain in my orthopaedic doctor prescribed diclofenac tab twice a day for pain n levogastrol for gas once at night.still problem is not solved n its very bad now.please advice
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hi Smaryj,
Thanks for writing your query.

Diclofenac can cause increase in acididty and gas production. It should be taken after meals.

You can take an antacid like Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day before meals along with Domperidone 10 mg. Antacid in liquid or gel form is also beneficial as it forms a protective layer over the damaged mucosa of the stomach.

You should also follow some precautions like :-
1. Avoid spicy/oily foods.
2. Donot miss a meals.
3. Avoid emotional/mental stress.
4. Avoid cigarette/alcohol, if any.
5. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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