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How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

Mycophenolate: CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause diarrhea in some patients. It is usually given twice a day (usual starting dose is 1000 mg twice a day for transplant recipients). If frequent diarrhea occurs, taking smaller dose at more frequent times (e.g. 500 mg four times a day) may relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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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My son has CIDP on cellcept and steroids. He has very loose stools sometimes with blood. Every few minutes sometimes. Stool was white and lumpy today?

My son has CIDP on cellcept and steroids. He has very loose stools sometimes with blood. Every few minutes sometimes. Stool was white and lumpy today?

CIPD: If you are referring to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, this is felt to be an autoimmune disease and the use of immunosuppressive agents such as CellCept our standard. In addition to effects on the blood count, there may be some associated GI side effects. I recommend talking with your neurologist. ...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

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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Universal....: ...Precautions include bottled water, no ice unless made with safe water, thorough cooking of food and eat it while still hot, no salads, no street vendors, peel fruits yourself, no unpasteurized dairy products. Antibiotics are not recommended for prevention. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) taken 3 times a day can prevent to a certain extent. ...Read more

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I am going on a float trip 3 hours away, and get travelers diarrhea. How can I prevent this? Even when floating on the river?

I am going on a float trip 3 hours away, and get travelers diarrhea. How can I prevent this? Even when floating on the river?

Traveler's diarrhea: The key to avoid that is to be careful what you eat -you may want to stick to foods that are 'low risk' -such as one's YOU prepare yourself. Some foods are more risk than others as well- like seafood for example, Chinese food (recycled rice), buffet foods etc. Sometimes I'll just bring crackers or something from a package that goes easy on the 'gut'. An infectious diseases doctor can give vaccines ...Read more

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Stomach pains followed by diarrhea or watery diarrhea. How do I prevent this?

Depends: Depends on whether you have

diarrhea from gastroenteritis (then oral antibiotics, probiotic is also helpful)

diarrhea from antibiotics (cdiff colitis) ...Read more

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Does metformin cause painful diarrhea? If so what can I do to prevent this side effect given I need my diabetic meds...

Does metformin cause painful diarrhea? If so what can I do to prevent this side effect given I need my diabetic meds...

Yes: Metformin can cause diarrhea. Often time, the body gets used to it and the side effects improve or go away. Other times, you might need to back down on the dose and take with food. There are also other formulation of metformin (glumetza) that are better tolerated. Talk to your prescribing doctor about these options if you cannot tolerate the side effect of metfomin on the current dose. ...Read more

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Why does diarrhea feel like dying? It literally feels like a massive burning, painful, nauseating, weakness sensation. Does soluble fiber prevent it?

Why does diarrhea feel like dying? It literally feels like a massive burning, painful, nauseating, weakness sensation. Does soluble fiber prevent it?

Consider the source: When we have the runs we loose electrolytes, i.e., sodium potassium, magnesium, and it makes us feel week and unfocused. That's why people are encouraged to drink lots of fluids--so they don't dehydrate in the process. Fiber is more of a treatment than prevention. Best to see your doc to find the source. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would one day of diarrhea affect birth control pills? I take two bc pills a day to prevent breakthrough (anaemic).

Would one day of diarrhea affect birth control pills? I take two bc pills a day to prevent breakthrough (anaemic).

Generally no.: Diarrhea for a day should not in any way interfere with your birth control pills. ...Read more

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Had discomfort in upper abdominal stomach & sometimes in upper chest plus diarrhea. I was wondering what could have caused that and how to prevent it?

Had discomfort in upper abdominal stomach & sometimes in upper chest plus diarrhea. I was wondering what could have caused that and how to prevent it?

Need referral to GI: Your symptoms may be related to excess acid or
reflux of acid. You may need to see gastroenterologist
and have endoscopy. Till that time you can try OTC
acid reducing medications like tagamet (cimetidine) or antacids ...Read more

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Can frequent diarrhea prevent the absorption of meds? Am on janumet xr, (sitagliptin and metformin) have diarrhea multiple times a day, regardless of diet changes.

Can frequent diarrhea prevent the absorption of meds? Am on janumet xr, (sitagliptin and metformin) have diarrhea multiple times a day, regardless of diet changes.

Yes: The diarrhea is not the problem. Whatever is causing you to lose a lot of water in your intestinal track may be interfering with the full absorption of some medications. Continuous diarrhea may cause a life-threatening condition as you lose important electrolytes in addition to water. See a doctor to evaluate the cause of diarrhea, which may include the medication you are taking. ...Read more

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Chronic ab pain and bloody diarrhea. Dr says I need a colonoscopy, but constant false positive pregnancy tests prevent this. Virgin. Help?

Chronic ab pain and bloody diarrhea. Dr says I need a colonoscopy, but constant false positive pregnancy tests prevent this. Virgin. Help?

Need colonoscopy: You may have inflammation of bowel or a lesion causing symptoms that most likely need colonoscopy to define and arrange for treatment. A false postive pregnancy test should not interfere. Although rare, false positive pregnancy tests happen to some women.. False positive test results can happen for various reasons, as each test looks for the levels of hCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in a woman’s urine or blood. There are different reasons why a pregnancy test would yield false positive results. One of the most common might be an at home urine test that was not done properly. Certain prescription drugs can alter results and give false positives. These drugs include Phenothiazines, Anticonvulsants. Certain tranquilizers and some diuretics. Another reason is the possibility of impurities in the urine sample caused by soap or detergent, blood, etc. ...Read more

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My bf is vomiting all night and all day. It prevents him from sleeping. He even vomits bile, and has diarrhea. All endoscopies say normal. Please help.

My bf is vomiting all night and all day. It prevents him from sleeping. He even vomits bile, and has diarrhea. All endoscopies say normal. Please help.

Gastritis: If he has been endoscoped must assume that he has been seen by a gastroenterologist, and if they cannot find an organic cause for this condition one must consider the possibility of this being a psychogenic disorder. Discuss with the GI doctor and ask if consultation with a therapist might be of value. ...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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I take erythromycin about three months ago and I have diarrhea from then on. What should I do to prevent this?

I take erythromycin about three months ago and I have diarrhea from then on. What should I do to prevent this?

BRAT Diet and: Try brat diet for 4 days. First day clear liquid and then banana, rice, apple sauce, toast for next 2 days. Yogurt and cooked boiled vegetable with brat 4th day. If diarrhea improves, good continue with probiotics for a few more weeks.
If this fails talk to your doctor for checking for antibiotic induced diarrhea. ...Read more

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How do I prevent exercise induced diarrhea and stomach cramping? It happens when I run.

How do I prevent exercise induced diarrhea and stomach cramping? It happens when I run.

Don't eat prior: I would think that you should avoid eating
a few hours before you run
i would drink fluids and possibly
electrolytes to maintain hydration. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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