GERD: Use of Propulsid GERD

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Topic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), June 2000

Dr. Lee:
Since it is taken off the market do you still use Propulsid in selected cases?

Dr. Marks:
I don't use Propulsid in patients with GERD because there are other medications that usually can control the reflux.

Dr. Lee:
Whereas you may use Propulsid for other motility problems and other problems in the intestines?

Dr. Marks:

Dr. Lee:
In those situations you would use Propulsid provided there is no identifiable heart problem in the patient.

Dr. Marks:
Yes, though Reglan also is a reasonable alternative.

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Reviewed on 6/29/2000 3:16:00 PM

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