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Can I take antibiotics or over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug for an e. Coli infection?

Can I take antibiotics or over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug for an e. Coli infection?

Yes: The strains of e.Coli that cause travelers diarrhea can be treated with the antibiotics Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or rifaximin. Antidiarrheal can be taken for symptoms. In the past there was some concern that antidiarrheals would prolong the infection, but that does not seem to be the case. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can an anti diarrheal pill make me fail a drug test.

Can an anti diarrheal pill make me fail a drug test.

Certain ones can: If it has a narcotic in it yes. Look at the ingredients or ask your physician or your pharmacist ...Read more

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What can be used to treat antibiotic associated diarrhea?

What can be used to treat antibiotic associated diarrhea?

Flagyl/Vancomycin: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read more

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Any tips for dealing with antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

Any tips for dealing with antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

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 is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but if sick get treated. ...Read more

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Which OTC anti-diarrheal treatment is the fastest acting?

Which OTC anti-diarrheal treatment is the fastest acting?

Don't use..: As a general rule, OTC anti diarrheal meds slow down the gut and make the infection last longer... ...Read more

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Can the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

A little: Due to the imbalance of healthy bacteria killed by the antibiotics, you need to establish good bacteria in the colon. There are foods that can help do this in addition to the brat diet.. Whole wheat products, bananas help for short chained fructooligosaccharides which promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reestablish the balance between yeast and good bacteria. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

I was wondering does the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

YEs: Bananas- have fiber which will help soak up some of the diarrhea liquid White rice- cooked of course Applesauce- has soluble fiber which also helps bind the stool Tea- try decaff - you need fluids- water or decaff tea, You dont want the caffeine- cause it makes you urinate- and that is dehydrating, and the caffeine can also make you cramp and worsen the diarrhea ...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


Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Anti Diarrheal Drug (Definition)

Anti-diarrheal agents are a ...Read more