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Need medicine for gall stones

I have gall stones and I have shingles..the medicine I take for shingles 800 mg 5x a day Acyclovir..has brought on a gall bladder attack..I need to eat to take the medicine for shingles, but the pain it causes the gall bladder is not worth it..but was told not to stop taking the medicine for shingles..???
Mon, 28 Dec 2015
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist.

I can understand your concerns. Treatment for Gallstone is surgical management only that is cholecystectomy. If pain is there then take some antispasmodic agent like drotavarine thrice a day.I hope I have answered your query and this will help you . Wish you a good health
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Need medicine for gall stones

Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist. I can understand your concerns. Treatment for Gallstone is surgical management only that is cholecystectomy. If pain is there then take some antispasmodic agent like drotavarine thrice a day.I hope I have answered your query and this will help you . Wish you a good health