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If my 2 year old has diarrhea can I give imodium (loperamide)?

If my 2 year old has diarrhea can I give imodium (loperamide)?

Yes: Imodium (loperamide) can be given, 1 teaspoon x3 per day. Hydrating well with electrolyte solution such as pedialyte is essential. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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What to give my two year old for diarrhea?

What to give my two year old for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Better to let the diarrhea run its course. Stop all milk and milk products. If no vomiting, give bananas, rice, fresh apples, toast (dry cheerios, dry pasta), clear liquids ( no apple juice, and vanilla or lemon yogurt. The yogurt repopulates the bowel with good bacteria. The diarrhea should stop within 3-5 days. ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Should I give him imodium(r)?

My child has gastroenteritis and diarrhea.  Should I give him imodium(r)?

No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation problems and i took imodium (loperamide) due to diarrhea last two days, could there be a problem? Should i not continue imodium (loperamide)?

I have chronic constipation problems  and i took imodium (loperamide) due to diarrhea last two days, could there be a problem? Should i not continue imodium (loperamide)?

Dietary intake: It is unclear why you are having diarrhea on top of 'chronic constipation'. Imodium (loperamide) should be fine. For the constipation suggest that you increase the fiber in your diet or take one of the many otc preps to increase the bulk of your stool. You might try eating a cup of unpasteurized yogurt twice a day and by so doing alter your bowel bacteria and the character of your stools. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have had diarrhea since this morning just water and mucus comes out now and still has not stopped . Very sore cramps . Have used two Imodium?

Hydration: Make sure that you are taking enough liquids to prevent dehydration. You may take ginger ale, Gatorade, flat soda, weak tea or any other watery liquid you can tolerate. It is not feasible to know the cause of your diarrhea without additional information. If the diarrhea lasts more than a day , see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 97 year old mother has bad diarrhea from Levaquin (levofloxacin). Is it better to give her Kaopectate or Immodium for relief?

My 97 year old mother has bad diarrhea from Levaquin (levofloxacin). Is it better to give her Kaopectate or Immodium for relief?

Call her doc: It would be better if you put a call in to her treating doc to share the information. This could be part of a significant bowel problem that requires special treatment. ...Read more

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My two year old has had 4 watery diarrhea in the past 24 hours. He has no other symptoms, in fact he is playful and running around. What could this be?

My two year old has had 4 watery diarrhea in the past 24 hours. He has no other symptoms, in fact he is playful and running around. What could this be?

Diarrhea: It could be a few things. One of the more common things is drinking too much juice - keep it to 6-8 ounces a day max. He could also have a minor virus - commonly known as stomach flu. If he is having bad abdominal pain, fever, or blood in stool, these are more serious things. The final thing for benign diarrhea is teething. Even at his age kids can get loose stool with teething. ...Read more

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My two year old daughter has been continuously very cranky, and upset. She has been having bright yellow diarrhea, but no other signs. What is this?

My two year old daughter has been continuously very cranky, and upset. She has been having bright yellow diarrhea, but no other signs. What is this?

Be seen: It is likely a viral gastroenteritis, but possibly something else. She should be seen by her physician for an exam and opinion. However, there are not any meds that are necessarily needed for a child her age, as she is still in diapers, and will clear the virus faster if you allow it to run its course. Keep her hydrated as that is generally what causes hospitalization needs. ...Read more

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Two year old vomiting and yellow green diarrhea for six days every time eats or drinks. Should i take her back in?

Two year old vomiting and yellow green diarrhea for six days every time eats or drinks. Should i take her back in?

Dehydration: We worry about the little ones getting dehydrated if they go for too long with vomiting and diarrhea. Things that would make me more concerned: looking sluggish, pale, not urinating as much, not making tears or their mouth looks dry. Also if they're still having fevers after 6 days. But if one of my patients wasn't able to hold anything down after 6 days, i'd want to see them regardless. ...Read more

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My two year old was vomitting on Sunday and had yellow diarrhea, it is now solid but still bright yellow. He barely has eaten for a week and ihas gas?

My two year old was vomitting on Sunday and had yellow diarrhea, it is now solid but still bright yellow. He barely has eaten for a week and ihas gas?

The color of the: stool is normal for a diarrheal illness. It sounds like he has had a virus which is resolving. The virus causes the intestines to not be able to absorb properly temporarily, which causes that color. The gas is also normal as a virus is resolving. Try as best you can to get him to eat more (even if he has diarrhea) and he will get better faster. Please consult with his doctor if he isn't. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for 5 days with no other symptoms. Any thoughts or suggestions on what it is or how to stop it. Imodium (loperamide) is not working. ?

Unusual: Symptoms are a little unusual. Imodium (loperamide) not working ( assume you are taking this at max recommended dose) and no other reported symptoms. I think this deserves a visit to the doc. One should make sure to replace fluid losses from diarrhea with adequate oral intake. ...Read more

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Had sgmoidoscopy due to diarrhea waiting on microbiopsy results taking imodium (loperamide) as still have diarrhea how long do I have to take this.

Until symptoms gone: Imodium (loperamide) should be used only for the duration of your symptoms. Infectious causes should be ruled out and drugs that can cause diarrhea, Metformin among others, should be on hold. Hopefully, biopsies will reveal the cause of your diarrhea. ...Read more

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Imodium (Definition)

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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