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Imodium Not Stopping Diarrhea
Diarrhea meds: Try not to take meds for diarrhea. Your body is trying to get rid of something - virus, bacteria or toxins and you do not want to keep them in. This is a temporary condition, fortunately. The Imodium (loperamide) will wear off. Meanwhile, drink 6-8 cups of fluid a day, plenty of fiber- fruits, vegetables, and exercise. For most people a bowel movement every 1-2 days is normal. ...Read more
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
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
Food poisoning. Taking buscopan n loperamide. Still not well after 4 days. Stomach cramp, gas n diarrhoea.Will taking ultracarbon or antibiotics help?
Thoughts..: The symptoms of a viral gastroenteritis lasts anywhere from 3-10 days. We get more concerned about severe or bacterial illness when there is prolonged fever (>3 days), blood in the stool, intense abdominal pain, or not being able to hold anything down. Antibiotics could help if it was a bacterial illness, but it's impossible to know which one to use without a stool culture. ...Read more
Not really: no relation to the medicine my first question is why you are taking the combination? Imodium for diarrhea,my guess you might be having gastroenteritis,that can cause rectal bleeding.the illness not the medicine. the other dilemma why keflex did you start taking it before the diarrhea,or after. the combination will not cause rectal bleeding. keflex on rare occasion can cause diarrhea. see your doc. ...Read more
Loperamide: Loperamide is an opioid-receptor agonist in the myenteric plexus of the large intestine; by itself it does not affect the central nervous system. It will alleviate diarrhea in many cases but must be used with caution if one suspects true colitis with salmonella, shigella, e. Coli or clostridium difficile since it may precipitate toxic megacolon. ...Read more
Maynot need Immodium: It depends on the cause of the diarrhea. If someone develop salmonellosis or infection caused by salmonella bacteria, just drinking fluids and eating simple, soft and bland diet might be enough. Having bloody diarrhea or any other complications or diarrhea lasting more than 3-4 days, needs medical attention from a physician.Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take imodium (loperamide) anti diarrhea with avelox. Second day on avelox and have diarrhea.?
You may: Temporary GI disturbances are quite common with antibiotics, so a little patience with this understanding comes handy to get the intended benefit from the treatment. I would recommend extra clear liquids like electrolyte solutions, yogurt and probiotic to help restore GI health before Imodium (loperamide). ...Read more
How come I had some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and travelers diarrhea but its not helping?
Mechanical action: Peptobismol is not a cure for travelers diarrhea (which may be produced by several different microorganisms and sometimes requires antibiotic treatment unless spontaneously resolves), but it provides some degree of symptomatic relief, the degree of effectiveness dependent upon the underlying disease. ...Read more
No: The acid that is produced in the stomach is in response to the food put in it. Immodium might slow the emptying of the food from the stomach, but it shouldn't affect the rate at which the proteins in the food is broken down by the protein enzymes in the stomach. The rest of the digestion occurs in the intestines, and immodium could slow down the movement of the food through the intestines. ...Read more
Given Suprax for sinus infection Given Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) to stop diarrheaDid not workDiagnosed with C. DifficleGiven Metronidazole After 7 days diarrhea returned. Now what?
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