Also known as Bowel Ileus
Ileus (/ˈɪliəs/ or /ˈɪlɪəs/) is a disruption of the normal propulsive ability of the gastrointestinal tract.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with ileus, 88% report having sharp abdominal pain, 77% report having vomiting, and 70% report having nausea. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of ileus are constipation and stomach bloating, although you may still have ileus without those symptoms.
Patients with ileus often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, plain x-ray, kidney function tests, urinalysis and electrolytes panel .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ileus include ondansetron (zofran), hydromorphone (dilaudid), meperidine (demerol), metronidazole, iohexol (omnipaque), sodium phosphate / sodium phosphate, monobasic, dicyclomine, simethicone (degas), hyoscyamine (a-spas), magaldrate, erythromycin / sulfisoxazole, iopamidol (isovue) and cefoxitin .
Groups of people at highest risk for ileus include race/ethnicity = other, age 75+ years and age 60-74 years.