Medication for Patients with Abdominal Pain

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Medicationfor Patients with Abdominal Pain



Medicationfor Patients with Abdominal Pain


Jane(not her real name) is a 30-year aged lady who has been complainingof abdominal pain for the last two days. From her medical history,it is evident that Jane has experienced vomiting and nausea, she haslost weight, no appetite, and she experience fever more often whenshe experience abdominal pain. Additionally, from the previousmedical records, the client experienced constipation, diarrhea, andtightening of the stomach muscles this is subject to swollenstomach. As a result, it is evident that Jane is having an abdominalproblem and it is paramount to carry out a medical diagnosis toexamine the causes of the abdominal pains.

Drugsand treatment plan

BecauseJane is experiencing abdominal pain, it is important to prescribedrugs to her that can be used to relieve the pain before anydiagnostic procedure is taken. Firstly, to subsidize the pain itsignificant to prescribe acetaminophen that is good for reducing pain(Buttaroetal.,2013).The best form of acetaminophen can include drugs such as Liquiprin,Tylenol, Panadol, or Aspirin that is free from Anacin. When thepatient is experiencing constipation, it is recommendable to take alaxative or a mild stool softener. However, drugs that can causeirritation in the stomach or bleeding should be avoided theseinclude NSAIDS such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen. Other drugsinclude Aztreonam that is an antibiotic and Budesonide, which is goodfor diseases such as inflammatory bowel (Swanketal.,2003).

Followup care

Abdominalpain is a disease that requires frequent medical follow-up andmonitoring of the patients’ progress especially when the mainproblem is not diagnosed. As a result, it is paramount to carry outan endoscopy procedure to the patient to monitor the inside of thedigestive system using a scope. This will make it easy to diagnosethe disease and create a follow-up plan for the patient. It isadvisable for the patients with abdominal pain to visit hospitalsregularly (Poston,2005).

Healthmanagement education for the patient

Theonly education required by patients suffering from abdominal pain ison the diet they are supposed to take and to follow the drugsprescriptions given by the doctor. Firstly, patients should avoidtaking drinks such as alcohol or foods that can cause irritation.Additionally, exercising on a daily basis can help the patient toreduce the severity of the abdominal pain.

Reflectionof the case study

Jane’smedical history shows that she has experienced abdominal pain. Tohelp this patient I would discuss with her the treatment methods thatare available and help her decide on the one she feels is good forher here she will have the option of refusing individual treatmentplans that she feels is not helpful to her. Allowing Jane makespersonal decision on medication and treatment plan can help ininitiating the healing process.


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