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Pharmacists: drugs that can cause flatulence
 

Pharmacists: drugs that can cause flatulence

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Flatulence is the passage of intestinal gas through the rectum. It is a physiological process, and an average adult can pass at least 14 times of flatulence a day, consciously or unconsciously. Certain medical conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance and gastroenteritis, can cause excessive flatulence. Flatulence can be easily managed with anti-flatulence medications such as simethicone or diet modification. However, pharmacists need to know that certain medication can also induce flatulence.
 
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27 Dec 2016 - General
 
Mahmoud AbdelAziz
thank you for sharing this article to be discussed.
It is wise to assume that no drug, even an OTC or herbal medicine, is completely without adverse effects. The first rule is to resist consuming a drug unless it’s necessary. Advertisements about the virtues of drugs are widespread, the object being to sell more drugs, we shouldn't listen to them and we try to know the side effects ...
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Great article share Mahmoud AbdelAziz . We should discuss this side effect with patients as passage of gas is an embarrassing situation even in the household. Moreover, flatulence may cause increased anxiety among patients as anything pertaining to GI related symptoms is an area of concern for most. Most patients would appreciate the reassurance from healthcare professionals or the option to take an alternative t...
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