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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I take metformin and it upsets my stomach and causes diarrhea. Can i take an anti diarrhea medication with it?
My mother has taken an anti diarrhea medication without having diarrhea and is now suffering intense stomach cramping is there anything we can do?
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
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
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
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
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
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