OTC meds for gas?

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   Posted Today 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Are we allowed to take OTC gas medications? I know that Immodium is discouraged unless absolutely necessary, but I wasn't sure if there were options for...well, Cajun food, honestly.

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   Posted 7/23/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Sure you can take otc gas meds. I like Gas-X but you can also use Phazyme or even Beano.
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   Posted 7/23/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, I take Gas-X.

Who discouraged you from taking Imodium?  I know my doctors (both gastro, NP and primary care) said if it helped to get out of the house, etc.  just be sure I used it as directed - which is no more than 4 in 24 hours.  I don't think I could function well without it.  ElaineNY

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   Posted 7/23/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I like the chewable gas pills, I think they're gas X. The little green tables are also good. I'm a cajun myself and I miss spicy cajun food!!!!
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   Posted 7/23/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I take the Gas-X Thin Strips. THey melt in your mouth and you can carry them around in your purse/wallet, etc.

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