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Antidiarrheal (Overview)

An anti-diarrhoeal drug (or anti-diarrheal drug in american english) is any medication which provides symptomatic relief for diarrhoea.


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Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...Read more

Antidiarrheal (Overview)

An anti-diarrhoeal drug (or anti-diarrheal drug in american english) is any medication which provides symptomatic relief for diarrhoea.


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Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several serious conditions such as cronh's disease and celiac disease that need to be investigated if your doctor sees fit. The best thing to do in the meanwhile is to stay hydrated. Certain foods such as bread, bananas, rice etc can help. Avoid simple sugars. ...Read more

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Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea, no matter the cause. ...Read more

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Can reglan (metoclopramide) cause diarrhea?

Reglan (metoclopramide): This Dopamine agonist is used to treat nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, heartburn and early satiety. Common side effects are decreased energy, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, restlessness, malaise and trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

Anti-diarrheal meds: Depends on the individual and the situation. With heart-burn like symptoms, kaopectate is good at coating the upper intestinal tract - equivalent to pepto-bismul. Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic anti-diarrheal medicine. If you're having diarrhea from a virus or soiled food etc, let the diarrhea pass without taking meds - drink plenty of fluids / hydrate. If chronic of on-going, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Which of the follow is most effective: pepto bismol, imodium, (loperamide) or kaopectate?

Which of the follow is most effective: pepto bismol, imodium, (loperamide) or kaopectate?

Effective at which?: Kaopectate basically is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Both have bismuth salicylic acid which may have some antibacterial properties. Both are Aspirin products though and cannot be given to children or pregnant women or those otherwise intolerant of aspirin. Immodium does not treat the root cause of the diarrhea but has great stopping power. It wins. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics treat diarrhea?

NotNormally/rarely: Most Diarrheas are not treated with Antibiotics but there are few exceptions Rarely for certain Bacterial Infections Antibiotics are used like CDifficle,Salmonella and certain others ...Read more

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Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and/or cranberries KILL helicobacter pylori?

Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and/or cranberries KILL helicobacter pylori?

Yes: Pepto-bismol is part of a quadruple antibiotic therapy used in treatment of H.pylori and the regular consumption of cranberry juice has been found by research to suppress the infection in communities. ...Read more

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Can taking probiotics prevent clostridium difficile infections?

Can taking probiotics prevent clostridium difficile infections?

Yes.: Studies have shown that probiotics can prevent c.Diff infections and other antibiotic associated complications like diarrhea. Best way to prevent c.Diff infections is good hand washing if you visit a hospital or nursing home. Also by not taking antibiotics for viral illnesses like bronchitis and sinusitis. You increase your risk of c. Diff when you take abx for things like these. ...Read more

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Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

No: If you truly have C. diff in a severe form, most likely no, they will not cause a false negative. sometimes it is better to collect three different samples from three different times to be sure. ...Read more

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