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does anti-diarrhea medicine act similarly to dietary fiber? would a soluble fiber supplement be as effective?

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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: Most antidiarrheals do not provide fiber in the diet. A water soluble fiber supplement would make the stool less watery but might not decrease the frequency of the stool. Immodium, should decrease the frequency of the stool.
Answered on Feb 4, 2014
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