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A 30-year-old male asked:

I'm taking otc caffeine/diuretic for competition; also imodium (loperamide) for the loose stools it cause. is that counterproductive? can i take both at same time?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Neither: Dehydration and potential fluctuation in electrolytes could impact your performance.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
What started?: If constipation and that is resolved stop the meds. Fluids, prunes, bran and natural approach can be effective on preventing constipation. Right now your GI tract is confused!
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes and Yes.: Doesn't sound like diarrhea will help you in your competition at all. Best to not take either and get plenty of rest and be well-prepared.
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Last updated May 1, 2018

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