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Can i take alka seltzer for diarrhea

A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Burress
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, these should not interact and you should tolerate them. Neither should cause diarrhea either.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes you may: But in general, I do not encourage people to take the decongestant because of its relative ineffectiveness and potential side effects. Neither has an... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You can and: Other things that may help over-the-counter include Pepto-Bismol, Mylanta. If you continue to have more than six loose stools a day make sure that you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Safe but won't work: Alka Seltzer is aspirin plus an antacid. It is not intended to treat diarrhea and won't have any benefit. But it should be safe as long as you don't h... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Alka Seltzer: This is one of the listed side effects of alka seltzer. It should go away when you stop the medicine. If it does not, see your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Drug interactions: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold contains acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine & phenylephrine. Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker -when chlorpheniramine i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Ask the baby: In all seriousness should not be an issue for you or baby.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Ok except: Alka seltzer contains aspirin, so it should be avoided by those people with Aspirin allergy. Otherwise, alka seltzer at usual doses is well tolerated... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Alka seltzer: Once a day should present no problem.
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, you can: there is no drug interaction, but Hydrocodone use can lead to addiction, abuse, and misuse.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
No issue: most medications are ok five years after expiration. Especially Alka Seltzer. Obviously, drug companies do not want us to know. Do not worry. Except... Read More

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