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What's the best over-the-counter treatment for an upset stomach?

Related Topics: Stomach, Over The Counter

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American Pharmacists Association
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This is a question that a pharmacist is going to ask that patient, a lot of other questions. I need to know who has the upset stomach. And for how long have they had this upset stomach? This could be some occasional heartburn, it could be though something much more serious.

Sometimes upset stomachs, can also lead to things like viral infections. So, we may not want to necessarily treat it.

We want to find out if this is an elderly patient, may be they've had it for a long time, and there is another medication that could be causing this upset stomach as well. So, we are going to have to find a little bit more information. So, things like telling us, what medications you are taking? Are you taking any over-the-counter or herbals, because they have a possibility of possibly causing an upset stomach as well, finding out if you are running a fever. All these little questions that we are going to ask you, are probably going to help us help you better.

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