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What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

Diarrhea: Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so dont ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more

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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


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Can reglan (metoclopramide) cause diarrhea?

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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Can aerius antihistamine meds cause Constipation?

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Can aerius antihistamine meds cause Constipation?

Unlikely: Not a known side effect of the drug, but you can still try for yourself to hold it and see if the constipation resolves, otherwise see your doctor for evaluation if it is really bothersome, as there are several causes for constipation, best wishes ...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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Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

Yes: Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available. Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up. ...Read more

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Are there any other medications to treat chronic diarrhea like motofen (difenoxin and atropine)?

Not heard of this...: Motofrin is not a product with which i'm familiar. Yes there are agents for chronic diarrhea. But the cause of the chronic diarrhea must be determined first, in order to avoid harm. ...Read more

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Can loperamide cause constipation?

Can loperamide cause constipation?

Absolutely yes..: This medicine slows down your intestinal motility, reduces fecal volume and increases viscosity, thus it can cause constipation if you are senstive to it or over using it. It is often used to treat diarrhea, short-term use. Stopping it should resolve your constipiation in a couple of days if it is causing your constipation. Consult doc if severe/persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Would be: Very unusual. Have never seen it in either my pharmacy or medical career. But one thing I have learned, is never say never! ...Read more

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Do medications cause constipation?

Do medications cause constipation?

Some do, many don't: Lots of meds can cause constipation. Narcotics routinely do, iron and calcium supplements can; calcium channel blockers (bp/cardiac meds) can; parkinson's meds, antidepressants (tricyclic more than ssri), sucralfate (ulcer drug), Cholestyramine (cholesterol med), many other prescription and otc drugs. Check with md if new symptom, med change, worsening, pain, bleed. Diet, hormones can play a role. ...Read more

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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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Can gastroparesis cause diarrhea?

Can gastroparesis cause diarrhea?

No: Gastoparesis by definition means your bowels are moving slow or not at all, which leads to constipation. Autonomic dysfunction is a common cause gastroparesis but may also lead to hyperactive bowels or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause nausea and diarrhea?

Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause nausea and diarrhea?

Pristiq side effect: Yes, this is a known potential side effect for Pristiq.
Nausea occurs in up to 13% of people taking Pristiq and diarrhea occurs in 1 to 10%. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/desvenlafaxine-side-effects.html ...Read more

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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

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Can sudafed cause diarrhea?

Can sudafed cause diarrhea?

Sudafed: Sudafed Congestion has been reported to cause nausea & vomiting. Sudafed PE Pressure+Pain+Cough can cause diarrhea. There are many Sudafed formulations. You would need to check the forumlation that you are using. ...Read more

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Can dyspepsia cause diarrhea?

Can dyspepsia cause diarrhea?

Well......: several possibilites. I cannot say in your particular case. Irritable bowel can certainly cause both http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html this explains it more fully. And medications taken for it certainly cause diarrhea (magnesium containing antacids). follow the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epiphany-of-the-week/id972173760 ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more