ER usually gives me a GI cocktail for bad stomach pain n it helps relieve the pain fast. Is there anything else like it
A study was done on 3 equal amounts of patients randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups. These patients had to fit a certain profile and had to have come into the ER for dyspepsia (indigestion) relief. The study was done in the ideal manner. Group 1 received an antacid. Group 2 received an antacid + Donnatal. Group 3 received an antacid + Donnatal + lidocaine (your GI cocktail). All groups received essentially the same relief and no one group stood out as the best. There is no "one size fits all, all of the time". You can read about it at the link below:
http (:) //www (.) ncbi (.) nlm(.) nih (.) gov/pubmed/14585449
Here's an example of someone else getting relief:
More information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
A gastrointestinal cocktail, known as a GI cocktail, is a generic term for a mixture of liquid antacid, viscous lidocaine, and an anticholinergic primarily used to treat dyspepsia. The GI cocktail may also deceptively mask pain originating from the heart.
There is a wide variety of GI cocktail recipes in use today. A very popular one is a mixture of Maalox, viscous lidocaine, and Donnatal, in equal parts. A mixture of 10-30 ml Mylanta, 10 ml Donnatal and 10 ml viscous lidocaine is known as "The Green Goddess," or "Green Lizard." The efficacy of this mixture for the treatment of dyspepsia is generally considered superior to treatment with only any one of its components, due to their varied mechanisms of relief; however, a recent study (see study above) found that a GI cocktail was no more effective in relieving stomach pain than an antacid alone. The treatment may also provide relief for hiatal hernia patients suffering acute symptoms.
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