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what can i take to rid of stomach pains and constipation after

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what can i take to rid of stomach pains and constipation after a 4week cycle taking anabolic steroids. the pain and constipation has been about 5 days
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 years ago.



Welcome to JA!


Thanks for the question..


The stomach pains can be treated by avoiding precipitating factors like beverages, hot and spicy foods... with the help of antacids like gaviscon syrup and acid suppressing drugs (PPIs) like prevacid available over the counter. Since the steroids cause stomach problems by weakening the mucosal barriers of the stomach so the best strategy is to reduce or stop taking steroids and the symptoms usually resolve gradually after stopping the steroids


The constipation can be treated with eating high fiber diet and drinking plenty of fluids and if needed with otc stool softners like docusate sodium.. if you have more questions, plz use reply button to chat.