Top
30
Doctor insights on: Does Diarrhea Affect First Pill In Pack

Share
1

1
Persistent loose stools/diareah, cramping, nausea 3 weeks after taking z pack then tamiflu (oseltamivir). Should I take probiotics orally?

Persistent loose stools/diareah, cramping, nausea 3 weeks after taking z pack then tamiflu (oseltamivir). Should I take probiotics orally?

TAKE PROBIOTIC (S): It is not uncommon for antibiotics to disrupt the internal mileu of the gastrointestinal system and thus, cause loose bowels, diarrhea, yeast infection, etc. Good bacteria (e.g., lactobacillus acidophilus) in the gut need to be replenished. Get professional quality probiotics that either: (1) pass through stomach acid without being destroyed; or (2) are very potent (e.g., 100+ billion organisms). ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,188 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
I consumed two packs of pepperidge farm cookies and a huge bag of doritos and had diarrhea for two days straight?

I consumed two packs of pepperidge farm cookies and a huge bag of doritos and had diarrhea for two days straight?

Not an ideal diet: So your question is...? We've all made the mistake of overdoing junk food--it tastes great, but backfires. You have nicely demonstrated there is no substitute for making healthy meal choices & future adherence to moderation. ...Read more

3

3
Ate two packs of pepperidge farm cookies and a huge bag of doritos and had diarrhea for two days straight, what happened?

Ate two packs of pepperidge farm cookies and a huge bag of doritos and had diarrhea for two days straight, what happened?

Binge eating?: If you overeat to the point of physical distress in a repeated way, consider help for binging. Junk food is more likely to cause indigestion, etc because of all the additives. If you think you have a problem, see your pcp to be checked for food cravings (? low blood sugar, etc) and guidance. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

6

6
I had one time diarrhea 1, 5 hour after taking birth control pill during the first week. I had unprotected sex after that. Was my protection lowered?

I had one time diarrhea 1, 5 hour after taking birth control pill during the first week. I had unprotected sex after that. Was my protection lowered?

No Protection Yet: The diarrhea is not likely related to your pill taking. Assuming you have a normal gut, you are most likely absorbing the pill just fine. However, you can't depend on protection within the first seven days of taking the pill! You should be using backup method this month! The diarrhea did not lower your protection. However, your risk of pregnancy is high given the time frame! ...Read more

8

8
Hi. My obgyne changed my pill from Diane to Yaz. Yesterday was my second pill in yaz and during the first 2 days in this pill, I already felt so sick. I wanted to vomit and I had severe diarrhea at 4 am! I'm also having stomach cramps and sudden headaches

Hi. My obgyne changed my pill from Diane to Yaz. Yesterday was my second pill in yaz and during the first 2 days in this pill, I already felt so sick. I wanted to vomit and I had severe diarrhea at 4 am! I'm also having stomach cramps and sudden headaches

Possible YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) attack: Hello ~ yes this could be a reaction to the YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Or it could be that you have acquired a viral gastroenteritis. I think the way to go is to stop the YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and see if you get better. Then once better wait 5 days or so and then try to re-introduce the YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and if you have a similar side-effect, you can ask MD to change med. Or, you can ask to change right away. But then you won't be certain it was YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)! ...Read more

9

9
So if I eat cheese I get diarrhea. I tried the lactaid pills they don't really help. What can I do?

So if I eat cheese I get diarrhea. I tried the lactaid pills they don't really help. What can I do?

What's UR threshold?: Either: 1) you have lactose intolerance but didn't take enough lactase enzyme; or 2) you are intolerant to another component of cheese. Of course, you can give up eating cheese to avoid diarrhea OR you can get tested OR you can determine how much cheese you can tolerate before diarrhea develops (by slowly increasing consumption & gauging response). ...Read more

10

10
Does diarrhea affect oral pill absorption?

Does diarrhea affect oral pill absorption?

May be: It actually depends on where pill ingredient absorbs. If small intestine related diarrhea than it affect more than large intestine diarrhea. ...Read more

12

12
Took BC pill at 10am. Diarrhea at 1am. Still protected? I assume I am. Just want to be 100% sure.

Took BC pill at 10am. Diarrhea at 1am. Still protected? I assume I am. Just want to be 100% sure.

Yes, likely: Sometimes we do see unabsorbed pills in the stool during diarrhea, but mostly diarrhea is manifestation of poor absorption of water in the colon. A medication is should be absorbed completely in the small bowel before it reaches the colon.
Thanks ...Read more

14

14
I had one sitting of bad diarrhea two hours before taking my pill. No diarrhea after that. I took a plan B just incase, do I need protection for 7 days?

I had one sitting of bad diarrhea two hours before taking my pill. No diarrhea after that. I took a plan B just incase, do I need protection for 7 days?

Yes: You need to use protection any time you don't want to be pregnant but your birth control pills should be adequate as long as you take them correctly. Remember to also use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

15

15
Stopping iron pills cause diarrhea?

Stopping iron pills cause diarrhea?

No.: Some people may get diarrhea or other GI side effects from taking iron orally, but there should be no side effects from stopping iron. ...Read more

16

16
I've been taking colonclenz for 2 days maybe 3. I take 2 pills a day. This morning I had diarrhea which was very dark, maybe even black. Is this ok?

I've been taking colonclenz for 2 days maybe 3. I take 2 pills a day. This morning I had diarrhea which was very dark, maybe even black. Is this ok?

See MD: The GI tract moves food, , and eventual stool through the GI tract, so colon cleansing is not ordinarily needed nor should it be taken for any reason.
Gi problems that prevent normal bowel movements need to be reported to md
colon cleanse may contain laxatives that of course may cause diarrhea. Black stools may represent bleeding in the upper part of the GI tract, so report it to md. ...Read more

17

17
When should I take anti-diarrhea pills?

When should I take anti-diarrhea pills?

Ask your doctor: The problem with taking anti-diarrhea pills is that it can make your symptoms worse or even prolong the diarrhea depending on the cause. Therefore, you should always ask your physician when it is safe to begin anti-diarrheals for diarrhea. This is especially important if you have infectious diarrhea, c. Diff colitis or inflammatory diarrhea such as Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

19

19
What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for traveler's diarrhea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for traveler's diarrhea?

Antibiotics: Traveler's diarrhea (td) is a bacterial diarrhea spread in water and food. Different countries have different bacteria with different susceptibility to antibiotics. The symptoms of diarrhea can be treated with loperamide, but the bacterial cause has several different antibiotics recommended. Talk with your travel medicine specialist to get up-to-date advice. It is best to learn to prevent td. ...Read more

20

20
I take 3 flaxseed and 4 cla pills. Is that why I have diarrhea? Too much fat?

Flaxseed and cla: Maybe, maybe not. Try stopping the flaxseed and cla for a few days and see if the diarrhea clears up. If it does then restart just the flaxseed and see if diarrhea occurs. If diarrhea starts up again then you have pinpointed the cause. If ok with flaxseed then start cla and see if that is the culprit. ...Read more

21

21
Can having diarrhea 45 minutes after taking plan b, affect the absorbing of the pill?

It can: Because in women under fasting conditions, maximum plasma concentrations is reached at 1.7 hours.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

25

25
Can soda affect the BC pill? I was out of water and only had soda to take it with. Also major diarrhea within an hour of taking it. Still effective?

Can soda affect the BC pill? I was out of water and only had soda to take it with. Also major diarrhea within an hour of taking it. Still effective?

Should be fine.: Your birth control pill should be just as effective after having been swallowed with soda is with water. The diarrhea should not have affected it either. Good luck. ...Read more

27

27
Can diarrhea affect the contraceptive pill?

Can diarrhea affect the contraceptive pill?

No, it should not: In women taking the birth control pill regularly without missing a pill, then the effectiveness should not be altered by a GI illness. Diarrhea alone should not affect the pill. If she is experiencing vomiting (around the time she took the pill) then this might be an issue. Regardless, the pill is not 100% effective and if there is a concern about pregnancy, then check a pregnancy test! ...Read more

28

28
Does diarrhea affects the contraceptive pills (mercilon) less effective?

Does diarrhea affects the contraceptive pills (mercilon) less effective?

Depends: Depends on the reason for the diarrhea. If it is not an absorptive defect, your pills should work just fine. ...Read more

29

29
Can birthcontrol pills cause diarrhea? And is this normal?

Not really: Hundreds of millions take the pill without diarrhea.

Should be checked by your doc - nothing to do with the pill. ...Read more

30

30
What should I do when a 4 year old takes 2 anti diarrhea pills?

What should I do when a 4 year old takes 2 anti diarrhea pills?

Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison control center in the United States--no matter where you live. Paste this number on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror where you can always find it. Children that accidentally overdose tend to repeat this behavior. Lock up all your medicines...Now. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
3,346 Doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

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