Safe Pain Reliever For Gallstone Patients?
Good afternoon, I have a brother who is currently suffering from gallstones. What are some safe pain relievers for patients with gallstones?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Gallstone disease is a disease that occurs due to the presence of small cholesterol stones that form in the gall bladder. Generally, this condition will not cause any symptoms, but if there are stones that are large enough or block the flow of bile, severe pain symptoms can appear and feel very excruciating.
Among the risk factors for the appearance of gallstones are those who are female, over 40 years old, overweight or obese, are pregnant and have family members with the same history.
Regarding your question, most of the painkillers are actually safe for people with gallstones. But what you should know is that you should not buy painkillers, which include hard drugs, prescription drugs and even limited over-the-counter drugs. You should only buy over-the-counter drugs. The problem is that over-the-counter pain medications can only treat mild-moderate pain. And if the pain that your sister feels is so great, maybe this medicine will not work.
Therefore, our advice is to consult your brother to a specialist in internal medicine or a gastrointestinal surgeon, and ask for an anti-pain medication from the doctor. Because if it is very disturbing, it would be better to do surgery rather than endure the pain with painkillers.
Meanwhile, we suggest that it is okay to take over-the-counter drugs first rather than nothing. In addition, reduce the consumption of fatty and oily foods, increase the consumption of water, and warm compresses for the painful area. I wish your sister a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa