Chelsey McIntyre, the “Gastroparesis Pharmacist,” is back for part 2 of our Q&A all about GP and medications. (Missed part one? Listen here.)
As I mentioned the first time around, I love chatting with Chelsey (a GPer herself) because we have a similar approach to living (well!) with gastroparesis but totally different areas of expertise.
In this part, we cover:
- What is the safest, gentlest way to treat constipation?
- Is it safe to use stimulant laxatives regularly?
- Can I take Milk of Magnesia everyday?
- Are Fleet enemas a safe way to alleviate constipation?
- Can I use over-the-counter laxatives during pregnancy?
- Can I take an antidepressant for gastroparesis symptoms and an antidepressant for unhappiness?
- Which anxiety medications are safe to take with gastroparesis?
- Can Reglan cause or worsen anxiety?
- Are there any pain drugs that don’t slow down motility?
- Is there anything over-the-counter that helps gastroparesis-related pain?
- Are there OTC cold medications that won’t exacerbate gastroparesis symptoms?
- Is it okay to crush pills or open capsules to enhance digestion/absorption?
- Can you crush tablets/open capsules and put them through a J-tube?
- …and more!
Listen to the Recording
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Q&A mp3 Recording: Part 2 (47 minutes)