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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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I have epilepsy and take keppra 2x/day to prevent seizures. For the last 3 days I have had diarrhea and any food passes through my body in about 2 hours. I am worried that the keppra isn't having enough time to be absorbed properly and that i may run the

I have epilepsy and take keppra 2x/day to prevent seizures. For the last 3 days I have had diarrhea and any food passes through my body in about 2 hours. I am worried that the keppra isn't having enough time to be absorbed properly and that i may run the

Keppra (levetiracetam) : Keppra (levetiracetam) is rapidly absorbed from the stomach. It can be taken with small about of water before meals, then wait an hour or so then try to eat your meal. The rapid emptying of the stomach following a meal will not affect the medication that was given earlier. ...Read more

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How to prevent diarrhea when travelling to asia?

How to prevent diarrhea when travelling to asia?

Good luck: #1 wash your hands whenever you can #2 dink from sources that are bottled or canned #3 avoid drinking from glasses with ice #4 consume only fruits with a skin that can be taken off #5 eat fully cooked food products #6 avoid corner food stands #7 get vaccinated for hepa and typhoid. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diarrhea from occurring while taking antiobiotics?

How can you prevent diarrhea from occurring while taking antiobiotics?

Probiotics: Taking probiotics such as vsl#3 along with antibiotics have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea and clostridium difficile toxin induced diarrhea and colitis. Be sure to use a probiotic that has at least 20 billion cfu per capsule twice a day. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea normal the day after my first work out at the gym? I did weights mainly. How can I prevent it?

Is diarrhea normal the day after my first work out at the gym? I did weights mainly. How can I prevent it?

Diarrhea: Should not be common after the first or any other day after a gym work out. It may be a coincidence and i would not do much about it unless it repeats itself. Not sure how to prevent it except to exercise good hand and personal hygiene while in gym. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting diarrhea while on antibiotics?

How can I prevent getting diarrhea while on antibiotics?

Probiotics: Some probiotics while taken during your cousre of antibiotic therapy can lessen your chance of getting a superinfection called c. Diff. Some common ones used are lactobacillus, florastor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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