U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 20-year-old female asked:

I am on augmentim for 10 days for a sinus infection and have had diarrhea, is it ok to take imodium (loperamide) while on this antibiotic?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
C.difficile needs Rx: C.difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor may help as probiotic, but a prescription therapy may be needed. Get eval
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 21, 2019


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.