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Whats donnagel diarrhea medicine?

Whats donnagel diarrhea medicine?

Donnagel may be…: …still available in some countries, but it is no longer commercially available in the United States. Ask your doc for viable alternatives or treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Donnagel (Definition)

Donnagel is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


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What is donnagel diarrhea medicine?

What is donnagel diarrhea medicine?

Bowel fluid absorber: Donnagel is an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication which is no longer available in the us, i believe it is still available in other countries including canada. Although it came in different formulations, the primary ingredient was "attapulgite" which is a clay-like substance which works by absorbing fluid in the intestine. ...Read more

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Why is tetracycline used as an anti-diarrhea agent when it can cause diarrhea as a side effect?

Why is tetracycline used as an anti-diarrhea agent when it can cause diarrhea as a side effect?

Diarrhea is just a: potential side effect. However, if a patient had a diarrheal infection that was caused by a bacteria that was susceptible to tetracycline - that would be a reason. ...Read more

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Is there any certain causative agent that makes one have diarrhea and throwing up at the same time? Or is it just some stomach bug/virus?

Gastroenteritis: There are many causes for this, some due to virus, some to ingested toxic material, some to bacteria, etc. The nature of the offending agent will help to determine whether you get both vomiting and diarrhea or only one of them. Usually this is viral, but as stated above may be of many sources. ...Read more

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Which OTC anti-diarrheal treatment is the fastest acting?

Which OTC anti-diarrheal treatment is the fastest acting?

Don't use..: As a general rule, OTC anti diarrheal meds slow down the gut and make the infection last longer... ...Read more

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Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil (paroxetine)

Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil (paroxetine)

Talk to your doc: Hello -- you were asking several questions about this issue (diarrhea after being on Paxil (paroxetine) for 2 months) last night. Please contact your prescribing physician and get his or her specific recommendations for you. Working with a doctor who knows you and your case is much better than asking physicians who have never seen you. Be well. ...Read more

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Can these anti-diarrheal pills turn me to an emotional mess?

Shouldn't: But reactions to medications vary and almost anything is possible. Some anti-diarrheal agents have more side effects than others. ...Read more

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Can an anti diarrheal pill make me fail a drug test.

Can an anti diarrheal pill make me fail a drug test.

Certain ones can: If it has a narcotic in it yes. Look at the ingredients or ask your physician or your pharmacist ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take some anti-diarrheal medicine on a long trip?

Is it a good idea to take some anti-diarrheal medicine on a long trip?

Yes: Always better to be prepared just in case and depending on where u are going u may need to avoid the water and fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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Which OTC anti-diarrheal medicine is the fastest acting? I asked before but the response didn't answer the question.

Which OTC anti-diarrheal medicine is the fastest acting? I asked before but the response didn't answer the question.

Not answer you want: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please & get checked.Fast relief from OTC agent does not mean cure. ...Read more

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Do they not make donnagel?

Donnagel may be…: …still available in some countries, but it is no longer commercially available in the United States. Ask your doc for viable alternatives or treatments. ...Read more

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Can you still buy donnagel?

Yes, but not in USA: I believe donnagel is available in canada but is no longer available at us pharmacies. ...Read more

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Can I purchase donnagel. Everything that help people they are taking it off the self.

Can I purchase donnagel.  Everything that help people they are taking it off the self.

Noooo )o:: Hello! Unfortunately, this medicine is not available any longer in the U.S. (maybe someone else can comment on whether it's still being sold elsewhere?). It was replaced by bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol). This is indeed frustrating! ...Read more

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Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

No: There are dozens of these. That is the basis of pain management medicine and most of anesthesia. It also depends on what type of nerve transmission you want to stop - pain, motor, sensory and where - central or peripheral. This is an extremely large topic. ...Read more

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Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water? Causes? And what is the thickening agent?

Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water?  Causes?  And what is the thickening agent?

Swallowing problems: Swallowing without choking is a complex act requiring the coordination of many muscles. Liquids can sneak past the seal muscles need to make to prevent passages of liquids into the air tube (trachea) instead of the food tube (esophagus). When muscles are weak (due to a stroke) liquids in the trachea cause choking. Xanthan gum is the thickening agent. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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