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A number of pharmaceuticals can also delay the rate of gastric emptying. Some pain medications (e.g., morphine, oxycodone), treatments for diabetes (e.g., exenatide), and antirejection drugs for organ transplantation (e.g., cyclosporine) have all been associated with a delay in gastric emptying and the accompanying side-effects of nausea and vomiting. Even though these drugs can contribute to symptoms, you should not stop or reduce them without consulting the doctor who is prescribing the medication as this may lead to a deterioration in the condition for which the drugs are being prescribed.


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBDclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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