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I feel bloated and breathless. Is this normal?

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Answered by

Dr. Albana Greca

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At June 3, 2018
Reviewed AtJune 19, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been having stomach problems for the past three days and I have been trying everything and not seem to work. Today I tried Zantac 150 and I feel really bloated and feel like I am out of breath. Is this normal? Please help.

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Bloating could be due to indigestion issues. Zantac (Ranitidine) will help reduce the acidity of the stomach but not immediately. Take antacids after the meal and at bedtime. Plus, take enzyme digest to help ease digestion, together with Simethicone. If still no improvement, should consult further with a gastroenterologist and run a few diagnostic tests as follows:

  1. Stool examination.
  2. Upper endoscopy.
  3. Abdominal ultrasound.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Albana Greca
Dr. Albana Greca

General Practitioner

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