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Suffering from bilateral lung cancer and breast cancer. Spread to lymph nodes. Had diarrhea and vomiting. Prescribed with phenergan suppositories

My mother in law has stage VI bilateral lung cancer and breast cancer that is in the lymph nodes. She has been placed in hospice and last week she had diarrhea and clear vomitting. she was feeling better but then yesterday she started throwing up brown diarrhea looking stuff. She said she is having normal bowel movements. I had my husband call her doctor and they gave her phenergan suppositories and said if she continues to vomit to take her to ER for IV fluids. I am wondering if she has a bowel obstruction?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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For diarrhea your mother in law can take tab reglan 10 mg thrice daily before food.
For diarrhea T.Imodium 4 mg stat then 2 mg 2 hrly till motion stops
Do a straight x ray of abdomen to rule out sub acute intestinal obstruction.
If diarrhea still persist then inj Octreotide 150 mcg subcutaneous thrice daily for 5 days along with T.Ciplox TZ twice daily after food for 5 days.
Regards and take care.
Answered: Fri, 4 Oct 2013
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