Fast Five Quiz: Flatulence

B.S. Anand, MD


November 01, 2022

Simethicone is indicated for the treatment of gas retention in the gastrointestinal tract. Linaclotide is indicated for IBS with constipation; however, flatulence is among its adverse effects. Diphenhydramine is used to treat allergies; flatulence is not an adverse effect or off-label use for the drug. Orlistat is indicated for obesity management in patients with pretreatment body mass index > 30 or > 27 in presence of other risk factors or diseases (eg, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia). It can cause flatulence as well.

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This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Gas-Related GI Symptoms Common and Bothersome, Giardiasis, Celiac Disease (Sprue) Treatment & Management , Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Small Intestinal Diverticulosis, Linaclotide, Calcium Carbonate (OTC) , Diphenhydramine, Orlistat, Psyllium, Melatonin, Riboflavin, Alendronate, and Simethicone.

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