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When should I take anti-diarrhea pills?

When should I take anti-diarrhea pills?

Ask your doctor: The problem with taking anti-diarrhea pills is that it can make your symptoms worse or even prolong the diarrhea depending on the cause. Therefore, you should always ask your physician when it is safe to begin anti-diarrheals for diarrhea. This is especially important if you have infectious diarrhea, c. Diff colitis or inflammatory diarrhea such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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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 should I do when a 4 year old takes 2 anti diarrhea pills?

What should I do when a 4 year old takes 2 anti diarrhea pills?

Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison control center in the United States--no matter where you live. Paste this number on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror where you can always find it. Children that accidentally overdose tend to repeat this behavior. Lock up all your medicines...Now. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter got in to a anti diarrhea pill she bit a little what should I do?

My 2 year old daughter got in to a anti diarrhea pill she bit a little what should I do?

Anti diarrhea pill: If she only chewed on such a pill and did not injest a whole pill or more there should be no consequences. I recommend that you check for a poison control phone number as they have the most complete resources for this type of question and keep it handy. When your 2 year old has an accident such as this it should be a reminder to renew your vigiliance to avoid more serious accidents. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, can I take anti diarrhea pills?

8 weeks pregnant, can I take anti diarrhea pills?

Yes: Immodium is available over the counter and considered safe in pregnancy. Check with your doctor to confirm! ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs. It also depends on your diagnosis, and reason for colonoscopy. See your physician. ...Read more

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Should you give anti-diarrhea medicine to an adult with rotavirus?

Should you give anti-diarrhea medicine to an adult with rotavirus?

You may: Give antidiarheal medicine carefully and in moderation. In addition you should limit yourself to clear fluids for 24 hours then constipating foods like bananas, rice, apples. If the diarrhea is not resolved in 2-3 days seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm sensitive to drugs so I need a natural fast acting anti diarrhea remedy?

I'm sensitive to drugs so I need a natural fast acting anti diarrhea remedy?

Dietary changes: Start by avoiding sugar containing beverages and refined sugars. Eat brown rice, toast, bananas, almonds, nuts, broiled fish and chicken. Drink ginger, green tea. Chicken or minestrone soup. Take probiotics two times per day. Favor the liquid presentation and avoid the sugar loaded yoqourt, as the source of probiotics. Give 3-5 days for your intestinal cells to be renewed, to start feeling better. ...Read more

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Which type of medicine is the best for anti-diarrhea. Dose Flagyl is being the best?

Depends on what : Type of diarrhea. Flagyl is an antibiotic which helps treated diarrhea caused by certain infections and parasites. It does not treat other forms of diarrhea. For symptomatic treatment, Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) are the usually ones used. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more