VIII. STOMACH AND DIGESTION



ACTION: Increase or decrease the motility of the gastrointestinal tract and reduce or neutralize acidity of the stomach. Most cholesterol lowering drugs work with the digestive process to decrease the absorption or formation of cholesterol.

USE: Follow your doctor's directions for use of these medications. Do not use for prolonged periods of time without the consent of your doctor. Some of these medications must be taken with regard to food.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS: Some common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, and diarrhea or constipation. If these side effects continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe cramping, weakness, fever, severe headache, rash, yellow skin or eyes, or severe vomiting. If you experience any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

A. Antacids

Aluminum Hydroxide (Gaviscon)

Calcium Carbonate (Alka-Mints, Turns)

Calcium Carbonate & Magnesium (Rolaids)

Magnesium & Aluminum Hydroxide (Maalox, Mylanta)

Magnesium Hydroxide (Phillips)

B. Anti-Gas

Simethicone (Mylanta Gas, Phazyme)

C. Acid Blockers

Cimetidine (Tagamet)

Famotidine (Pepcid)

Lansoprazole (Prevacid)

Nizatidine (Axid)

Omeprazole (Prilosec)

Ranitidine (Zantac)

D. Antispasmodics

Dicyclomine (Bentyl)

L-Hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin)

Combinations

Barbidonna

Bellergal-S

Donnatal

Librax

E. Laxatives

Citrate of Magnesia

Colace

Dulcolax

Ex-Lax

Feen-a-mint

Fleet Phospho-soda

Metamucil

Milk of Magnesia

Peri-Colace

Senokot

F. Antidiarrheals

Bismuth Subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol)

Diphenoxylate & Atropine Sulfate (Lomotil, Lonox)

Loperamide (Immodium)

G. Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran)

Fluvastatin (Pravachol)

Gemfibrozil (Lopid)

Lovastatin (Mevacor)

Pravastatin (Pravachol)

Simvastatin (Zocor)



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