The emergency department treatment of dyspepsia with antacids and oral lidocaine.

@article{Welling1990TheED,
  title={The emergency department treatment of dyspepsia with antacids and oral lidocaine.},
  author={L. Welling and William A. Watson},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={785-8}
}
The treatment of dyspepsia in the emergency department often consists of antacid in combination with viscous lidocaine, even though the specific etiology of the pain is frequently unknown. The efficacy of lidocaine as a component of symptomatic therapy was evaluated in a randomized, patient-blinded protocol. Patients presenting to the ED with dyspeptic symptoms were randomized to receive 30 mL of antacid (Mylanta II), or 30 mL of antacid plus 15 mL of 2% viscous lidocaine (GI cocktail… CONTINUE READING