A 41-year-old female asked:
took meds as prescribed then had diarrhea within hour, did the meds have time to get absorbed? still have diarrhea should i take meds tonight or skip
1 doctor answer
Dr. Daniel Zandman answered
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Take as prescribed: The diarrhea you experienced one hour after taking your pills will not affect their absorption. Small bowel transit time is at least eight hours or so, and colonic transit time is variable but averages around one or 1 1/2 days. The point is that what was coming out in the toilet bowl an hour after you took your pills had none of that particular pill in it.
Answered on May 20, 2015
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