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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Imodium (Definition)

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


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Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...Read more

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

Anti-diarrheal meds: Depends on the individual and the situation. With heart-burn like symptoms, kaopectate is good at coating the upper intestinal tract - equivalent to pepto-bismul. Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic anti-diarrheal medicine. If you're having diarrhea from a virus or soiled food etc, let the diarrhea pass without taking meds - drink plenty of fluids / hydrate. If chronic of on-going, see a gastroenterologist. ...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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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Does 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 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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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious -- such as clostridium difficile toxin (cdt) induced diarrhea. Cdt pcr can detect. In that case the bodies natural reaction is to get rid of the toxin by voiding with diarrhea. That diarrhea needs antibiotics for a potentially prolonged time. ...Read more

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Which of the follow is most effective: pepto bismol, imodium, (loperamide) or kaopectate?

Which of the follow is most effective: pepto bismol, imodium, (loperamide) or kaopectate?

Effective at which?: Kaopectate basically is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). Both have bismuth salicylic acid which may have some antibacterial properties. Both are Aspirin products though and cannot be given to children or pregnant women or those otherwise intolerant of aspirin. Immodium does not treat the root cause of the diarrhea but has great stopping power. It wins. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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Can intravenuous anti biotic cause diarrhoea like some oral anti b do! thanks ?

Can intravenuous anti biotic cause diarrhoea like some oral anti b do! thanks
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Yes: IV antibiotics are more potent than po antibiotics and almost all of them have the potential of disrupting the normal intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Will probiotics help relieve anti biotic related diaherra?

Will probiotics help relieve anti biotic related diaherra?

Sometimes: In a mild case, a high potency probiotic may be of some use, but if the diarrhea is due to clostridia dificile, another bacteria that sometimes overgrows due to antibiotic use, then it will not be useful. If the diarrhea is persisting, please be evaluated by a physician to make sure you don't have clostridia. ...Read more

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Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

No: If you truly have C. diff in a severe form, most likely no, they will not cause a false negative. sometimes it is better to collect three different samples from three different times to be sure. ...Read more

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Do SSRI antidepressants have anti inflammatory and antipyretic effects??

They: may affect bleeding times and may have analgesic effect, but not anti inflammatory. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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