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Cholestyramine Dose For Diarrhea
Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious -- such as clostridium difficile toxin (cdt) induced diarrhea. Cdt pcr can detect. In that case the bodies natural reaction is to get rid of the toxin by voiding with diarrhea. That diarrhea needs antibiotics for a potentially prolonged time. ...Read more
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
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarrhea med cause black stool?
Yes: The active ingredient in kaopectate--bismuth subsalicylate--turns stool a dark color. It can turn green or black and can persist a few days after stopping the medicine. If the black color lasts beyond three days after the medicine or is very dark or tarry (blood can cuase this change), see a doctor. ...Read more
Can intake imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea ? Temp is normal.....First AC treatment was 4 days ago.....
I take bentyl prn for IBS usually more constipated but since starting Lipitor (atorvastatin) now lots of diarrhea can I use the bentyl for this to counteract?
Prescribed .25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) (typically split pill for a dosage), and having heartburn, diarrhea, gas, bloating. Normal side effects? Will they subside?
Xanax (alprazolam) effects: I understand your distress. Xanax is for treatment of Anxiety. I may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal distress. Xanax 0.25 mg is a small dose for moderate Anxiety. Anxiety can be due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, work and finances for which Therapy will benefit you, see a Psychiatrist. See a Physician if symptoms continue. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation. ...Read more
Is it okay to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for nausea and diarrhea and aspirin for fever?
Fluids/Tylenol/Pepto: First of all you need fluids and if you are vomiting what you drink you may have to consult doctor to take something to stop the vomiting or IV fluids to prevent dehydration.You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for temp, pepto bismol though can be taken for mild cases but immodium is a better choice.But if you have high temperature you may need stool culture to rule out salmonela, schigela, e coli or another GI infe. ...Read more
To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarreha med cause black stool?
Hydrate: Could be a number of things and it is impossible to tell without more information. Because I do not have enough information, i would recommend you see your physician if this continues. In the brief description, it sounds like a some type of intestinal infection, say something like food poisoning. Make sure you stay hydrated. I know this can be hard with nausea, but it is paramount until appt. ...Read more
Doc prescribed Carafate for my gastritis. I'm taking propranolol, synthroid, omeprazole, amitiza, (lubiprostone) fish oil, multi vitamin daily. Any interactions?
Given Suprax for sinus infection Given Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) to stop diarrheaDid not workDiagnosed with C. DifficleGiven Metronidazole After 7 days diarrhea returned. Now what?
Can a 17 month old take regular pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) (but a lesser dose) for diarrhea?
Depends: When was your surgery? Would not want to combine immodium & narcotic pain pills. Best is to address the issue first with avoiding fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of water. Check with your doctor or surgeon before adding medication like this. Immidium will not correct the cause if the diarrhea either & likely to have better results with prescription cholestyramine. See your doctor. ...Read more
Discontinued Prilosec after years.Started Zantac which triggered daily diarrhea for 8 weeks.What alternatives that aren't liquid or chewable?
STOP THAT TOO: lose weight,DO NOT DRINK MORE THAN 4 OZ liquids with any food.Do not consume any liquids 60 minutes before and 120 minutes after EVERY MEAL.Stop alcohol and tobacco.do not lot of junk and fast foods.Start drinking 3-4 litres of pure water when not eating.Get up early and exercise.DESTRESS.and drink 8 OZ OF water first thing when you wake up with half squeezed fresh lime in it.Meditate.STOP MEDS. ...Read more
Starting generic zoloft (sertraline). Worried about side effects-nausea and upset stomach. Is it ok to take promethazine for nausea/vomiting and pepto for stomach?
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