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Is severe diarrhea a common side effect of straterra?

Is severe diarrhea a common side effect of straterra?

It can be: Try drinking some gatoraid, like a glass three times a day. It should help. Otherwise, you will probably need to discuss with your doctor lowering your dose or switching to another treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Is severe diarrhea a side effect of nsaids?

Is severe diarrhea a side effect of nsaids?

In short no. : NSAID can cause stomach acidity and in some people may give rise to stomach upset and mild diarrhea. But severe diarrhea is not seen with them. If if it continues further and especially with cramps and fever. Don't wait and get it checked in the emergency department. ...Read more

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I have had severe diarrhea for 4 days and now have sharp pains that come and go in my lower left side of my back?

I  have  had severe diarrhea for 4 days and now have sharp pains that come and go in my lower left side of my back?

Time for a doctor: To take a look. There are several concerns that come to mind, and you need a physical exam as well as a history, and blood tests plus or minus imaging and stool tests to get the answers you need. Best of luck! Feel better soon. ...Read more

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How should I address long term severe diarrhea?

How should I address long term severe diarrhea?

Be seen: Long term diarrhea can be irritable bowel syndrome, or something more serious like an obstructing cancer. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea for the past 4 day. What is wrong with me?

I have severe  diarrhea for the past 4 day. What is wrong with me?

Diarrhea: This is often due to a viral infection, but can possibly be due to numerous other things. If this does not begin to get better in the next 2 days you need to see a doctor and be evaluated with history, exam, labs. In the meantime try and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Visited thailand and now have severe diarrhea for 3 days. Whats wrong?

Visited thailand and now have severe diarrhea for 3 days. Whats wrong?

Diarrhea after trave: You probably have acquired an infection of the intestinal tract. You need to see your doctor for examination and tests, e.g. A stool test for culture and parasites. Meanwhile until you can get to see your doctor or go to the er. Try peptobismol three times per day=see bottle for dosage. ...Read more

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Severe diarrhea can lead to dizziness?

Severe diarrhea can lead to dizziness?

Yes!: Yes, if you get dehydrated. If you have severe diarrhea and dizziness, you should go to the er immediately..While drinking a large bottle of gatorade. ...Read more

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What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

Ameba and Giardia: Giardia lambia entamoeba histolytica cryptosporidium helminth aka intestinal worm strongyloidis stercolis. ...Read more

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What is a good comparison to probiotic? And will it help with severe diarrhea?

What is a good comparison to probiotic? And will it help with severe diarrhea?

Probiotics: Probiotics can help in people who have digestive problems and bowel irregularities. Many varieties are available over the counter, such as align, florastor, acidophilus. ...Read more

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I had very severe diarrhea 3 times in the past 6 hours and my body aches. What should I do?

I had very severe diarrhea 3 times in the past 6 hours and my body aches. What should I do?

Fluids orally: Most important thing is to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. For diarrhea you can take immodium ad. But if you are also vomiting and can not keep fluids down, or you have high temperature , then you should consult your doctor. For aches and pains you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) by mouth.Most diarrheas are caused by viral infections and are self limited and get better within 48 hours. ...Read more

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I have a poo between 3 - 12 times a day, is this normal? Majority of it is severe diarrhea.

I have a poo between 3 - 12 times a day, is this normal?  Majority of it is severe diarrhea.

No it is not normal: You should consult with your doctor, there can be several reasons for that it may be due to infection with viruses or bacteria or parasites like ameba or giardia it may be lactose intolerance inflammatory bowel disease malabsorption syndrome like celiac disease and others. ...Read more

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In Tanzania, severe diarrhea, have 500mg ciproflocacin and Immodium instant melts. Can I take together?

In Tanzania, severe diarrhea,  have 500mg ciproflocacin and Immodium instant melts. Can I take together?

Ideally: you should not take either. If no fever, blood or pus in your stool it will resolve. Don't take antibiotics unless truly needed. Most diarrhea is not dangerous bugs. Immodium stops your natural removal of whatever is causing your diarrhea. Try tea, fluids, light food like toast, bananas, rice etc. If no improvement in 1-2 days or fever, blood or pus then consider cipro (ciprofloxacin). Immodium if traveling ...Read more

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Getting suddenly hot and nauseous after eating, then having severe diarrhea, what is happening?

Getting suddenly hot and nauseous after eating, then having severe diarrhea, what is happening?

Motility Disorder: You are likely experiencing a " Rapid Gastrocolic Reflex" This is what we call a gastrointestinal motility disorder, The best way to handle this is to eat small more frequent meals. If this does not work you need to your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i go to school.. Severe diarrhea?

If you have : significant pain or weakness or believe you will have to keep getting up to use the toilet - than be kind to yourself and take the day off. (: ...Read more

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I am going to school.. Severe diarrhea, suggestions?

I am going to school.. Severe diarrhea, suggestions?

Minor? : See the school nurse. You may need to go home until your symptoms abate. You don't want to pass on a possible infection. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

Clear fluids,to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet , brat diet , which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Severe Diarrhea (Definition)

Severe diarrhea means having more than 10 loose, watery stools in a single day (24 hours). Moderate diarrhea means having more than a few but not more than 10 diarrhea stools in a day. Mild diarrhea means having a few diarrhea stools in ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more