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Generic Name: BISMUTH SUBSALICYLATE - ORAL Pronounced: (BIZ-muth SUB-sa-LIS-i-late) Stomach Relief Original Oral Interactions
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possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start,
stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or
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carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (such as
diabetes medicines (such as glyburide, glipizide)
other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including
aspirin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen,
salicylates such as salsalate/choline salicylate, "blood thinners" such as
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A few weeks ago in a telephone conversation with my mom, she mentioned that one of my sisters had been having some problems with her stomach for the last month or so. Being concerned, I called my sister directly to talk to her about what was going on.
"I don't know," she said. I'm eating a healthy diet, but for the last month or so I've had a lot of diarrhea and even some vomiting. And my stomach hurts so much after I eat that I just don't want to eat anymore."
"What are you eating?" I asked.
"You know, healthy stuff. Fruits and vegetables and high fiber bread."
I explained to her that a healthy diet isn't healthy if it's making you sick. And if it's making you sick then you have to do something to figure out what is causing the symptoms. First, change what you're eating so that you can eat and get some nourishment into your body. And second, make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to discuss the problems.
"It's especially important to see a GI...
Marijuana has been used as a medical treatment for many centuries. We have been hearing more about so-called medicinal marijuana because of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that essentially concluded that state laws permitting medicinal marijuana must bow to federal law prohibiting marijuana. This is quite a sea change from earlier in the last century, when marijuana was listed by the United States Pharmacopeia (the organization which sets the quality standards for approved drugs in the United States) until the 1940s, just a few years before Robert Mitchum got busted. By that time, there was quite a bit of resistance toward the increasing recreational use of marijuana.
Marijuana refers to the dried flower, leaves, stems and seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Not only do these components of the plant contain the compounds responsible for the mind-altering effects that recreational users seek, but they also contain components with pain-relieving properties.
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