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Is imodium better than Pepto for diarrhea

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You want to: avoid "rebound" CONSTIPATION..Imodium (loperamide) is ENOUGH..don't use PEPTO along with it! Stay hydrated and you can EAT the following Applesauce ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
The : The Imodium (loperamide) is a good idea. A small amount of gatorade can be helpful, but too much can worsen diarrhea because of the glucose content. ... Read More
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Fecal transplant: Please consult your doctor about the advisability of having fecal transplant. It has been shown to be effective and does not have ill-effects.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Either, not both: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate), is used to relieve diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, stomach acidity, and nausea. Imodium (loperamide), is us ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Anti-diarrheal meds: Depends on the individual and the situation. With heart-burn like symptoms, kaopectate is good at coating the upper intestinal tract - equivalent to p ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids/Tylenol/Pepto: First of all you need fluids and if you are vomiting what you drink you may have to consult doctor to take something to stop the vomiting or IV fluids ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Imodium (loperamide): Try using probiotic instead of imodium (loperamide).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
23 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Imodium (loperamide) not for acid: Imodium (loperamide) is an opiod (narcotic) antagonist. It is designed to help decrease the contractions of the muscles of the stomach, intestine and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
??-Pepto: Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastroi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shivinder Deol
45 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Stop Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine): Try some activated charcoal & probiotics.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: There does not appear to be any drug=drug interactions between the two.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Aspirin Toxicity: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause some Aspirin like effects such as easy bleeding or bruising (though this is quite rare), ringing of the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
For diarrhea: I find Imodium (loperamide) is more effective
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See GI MD: 5 days is just too long for "indigestion". The possibilities are numerous but include ulcer disease and gallbladder issues for starters...
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Effective at which?: Kaopectate basically is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Both have bismuth salicylic acid which may have some antibacterial properties. Both are ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be: Can be reasonable short-term symptom relief...
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Depends!: Entacort-la 3mg is a mostly non-absorbed steroid given for bowel inflammation. If you have diarrhea from a non-inflammatory cause, you should not tak ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Not indicated: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is not indicated in children because it vontains salicylates which has been indicated in reyes syndrome which can ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you ... Read More

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