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Suggest treatment for constipation,gas,reflux and burping

I am on my third weekly treatment of chemotherapy, and have 9 more weeks to go. I have never had digestion or reflux problems before, but I am experiencing constipation, gas, reflux and burping. Is there anything over the counter I can take, especially for reflux? Reflux has prompted vomiting, and I want to avoid that. I would rather not take ranitidine or additional prespecriptions if I can help it.
Mon, 28 Jan 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Sorry to hear about the problems you are facing.

I would advise you for some lifestyle modifications like to regularly walk after taking meals, have small but frequent meals, avoid spicy and fatty foods, elevate head end of the bed by 6 inches of possible and avoid sleeping directly after taking meals.

If symptoms do not improve with these measures, you may take antacids like Omeprazole 1 tab daily before meals, or any prokinetics like Itopride.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Muhammad Zahir Shah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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