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GI Cocktail/Pink Lady Ingredients

Definition: a slurry of medications used to relieve symptoms thought to be gastric, and in some cases, given as a diagnostic challenge to establish a gastrointestinal source for certain symptoms.


Various formula are available for "GI Cocktail" / "Pink Lady":

1.  GI Cocktail for oral cancer:

  • 1 tbsp (15mL) Cherry Maalox (acid reducer)
  • 1 tsp. (5mL) + Nystatin (antifungal)
  • 1/2 tsp. (2mL) Hurricane Liquid (analgesic) original flavor.
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly. Swish and gargle for one minute, and then swallow immediately before each meal.

The Oral Cancer Foundation

 2.  GI Cocktail for ruling out GI causes of "chest pain"

  • 30 cc Mylanta or Maalox
  • 5cc Donnatal
  • 5cc Viscous Lidocaine

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Cente

3.  GI Cocktail:

  • Donnatal liquid 10ml + Maalox 30ml

     GI Cocktail + Lidocaine:

  • Donnatal liquid 10ml + Maalox 30ml + Viscous Lidocaine 5ml

The “GI Cocktail” in the Evaluation of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department 

4. GI Cocktail

  • Viscous Lidocaine 10cc (2) Maalox 30cc (3) Donnatel 1-2 Tablets

Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Health System School of Medicine

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