Top
10
Doctor insights on: Diarrhea Medications

Share
1

1
Why do diarrhea medications worsen hus?

Why do diarrhea medications worsen hus?

Worsens toxin: Antidiarrheal medications prevent the toxin that has triggered the hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) to pass in the stool. E coli 0157 is strongly associated with hus. Likewise antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of hus either – although hus is a serious illness, the therapy is considered “supportive” until recovery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Oscar Novick
2,085 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter anti diarrhea medications are safe to use. If your diarrhea is not going away after about 48 hours, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Safe: To my knowledge anti diarrheals do not have either Aspirin or lead. ...Read more

4

4
I take metformin and it upsets my stomach and causes diarrhea. Can i take an anti diarrhea medication with it?

I take metformin and it upsets my stomach and causes diarrhea. Can i take an anti diarrhea medication with it?

Some suggestions: With the approval of a health-care professional, reduce your dose, change to er metformin, and/or take it with Imodium (loperamide) otc. Other things you can do: take it with a meal and cut carbonhydrates/lipid intake. ...Read more

5

5
My mother has taken an anti diarrhea medication without having diarrhea and is now suffering intense stomach cramping is there anything we can do?

My mother has taken an anti diarrhea medication without having diarrhea and is now suffering intense stomach cramping is there anything we can do?

Depends upon med: Stop the medication and allow to wear off. If it is an antibiotic she should be back to normal in a day or so. If she took an medication to treat symptoms such as loperamide she can take an anti-gas medicaton and wait for it to wear off in several hours. ...Read more

6

6
My daughter 2.5 yeaa old and now having diarrhea. Any medication to stop the diarrhea?

My daughter 2.5 yeaa old and now having diarrhea. Any medication to stop the diarrhea?

Diarrhea: place your child on a BRAT diet do not give her dairy products or greasy foods let her drink plenty of pedialyte or Gatorade to replenish the electrolyte losses for the next 72 hours there is no need for medication to stop it. However if there is mucus and blood in the stool see your primary care ...Read more

7

7
Really sick, vomiting, diarrhea. What medication would be prescribed for me?

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

8

8
Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown to be helpful in combating diarrhea. Kaopectae is a med that can help in some cases and should be ok with breastfeeding. Feel better soon ...Read more

9

9
I have diarrhea, pain in my abdominal, and a headache (pain and headache for 2 days prior to diarrhea) what medication/action should I take?

I have diarrhea, pain in my abdominal, and a headache (pain and headache for 2 days prior to diarrhea) what medication/action should I take?

Tell your parents.: You may have a virus. Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help for pain. ...Read more

10

10
Is it safe to cut a .6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Is it safe to cut a .6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Probably not: Diarrhea is a common complain in patients taking Colchicine and may sometimes be a reason to stop taking this medication. Furthermore, the standard dose is 0.6 mg and it is questionable if 0.3 mg would be efficacious in a person with normal functioning kidneys. It would be best to talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
3,228 doctors shared insights

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