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Gastro Health

Digestive system represents our gastric health. Gastrointestinal tract starts from esophagus, followed by the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon and ends at the rectum. It also includes some glands such as liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

PROBLEMS RELATED WITH GASTRO HEALTH:

Complications that can arise with disturbance in gastro health are pain and cramps in stomach, peptic ulcer, gastro oesophageal reflux disorder, Crohn’s disease, Zollinger syndrome, constipation, vomiting, nausea and acidity.

REASONS FOR GASTRO RELATED PROBLEMS:

Factors that can cause gastro related problems are unhealthy diet, diet poor in fibers, spicy foods, stress, changes in routine, pregnancy or may be due to certain medicines.

MECHANISM OF ACTION OF GASTRO RELATED DRUGS:

Proton pump inhibitors act by inhibiting enzymes responsible for acid secretion such as Prilosec, prevacid, Aciphex.

Laxatives and purgatives act by increasing the motility of the intestine and relieve constipation, such as Gasex.

Some drugs act by reducing the action of histamines and reduce ulcer such as Zantac.

Drugs that are used to treat liver disorders and gallstones act by dissolving cholesterol and promote bile flow in the liver such as Ursodiol, Hepamerz.

Cytoprotective drugs act by forming a protective coating over ulcer and heal it. It specially used for ulcer in the intestine. Drugs under this category are Cerafate.

DRUGS AVAILABLE AT OUR PHARMACY:

Our pharmacy provides medicines for gastro related problems at a nominal price. Medicines available are Nexium, Himalaya Diarex, Zantac, Ursodiol, Gasex, Reglan, Dicyclomine, Triphala, Aciphex, Colospa, Prevacid, Protonix, etc.

  • Aciphex

    Aciphex

    RABEPRAZOLE (ra-BE-pray-zole)

    $1.26
  • Zantac

    Zantac

    RANITIDINE-(ra NI te deen)

    $0.16
  • Ursodiol

    Ursodiol

    Ursodiol (er soe dye ol)

    $1.64
  • Nexium

    Nexium

    ESOMEPRAZOLE (ess-oh-MEP-ra-zole)

    $0.42
  • Prevacid

    Prevacid

    LANSOPRAZOLE (lan-SOE-pra-zole)

    $0.78
  • Prilosec

    Prilosec

    OMEPRAZOLE-(oh MEH pra zohl)

    $0.44
  • Protonix

    Protonix

    PANTOPRAZOLE (pan-TOE-pra-zole)

    $0.82
  • Reglan 10 MG

    Reglan 10 MG

    METOCLOPRAMIDE (met-oh-KLOE-pra-mide)

    $0.43
  • Asacol 400 MG

    Asacol 400 MG

    Mesalamine (me-SAL-a-meen)

    $0.69
  • Hepamerz

    Hepamerz

    L-Ornithine L-Aspartate with Pancreatin

    $0.42

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