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Are there any other medications to treat chronic diarrhea like motofen (difenoxin and atropine)?

Are there any other medications to treat chronic diarrhea like motofen (difenoxin and atropine)?

Not heard of this...: Motofrin is not a product with which i'm familiar. Yes there are agents for chronic diarrhea. But the cause of the chronic diarrhea must be determined first, in order to avoid harm. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Difenoxin And Atropine (Definition)

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Please tell me if there are any other medications to control chronic diarrhea other than motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

Please tell me if there are any other medications to control chronic diarrhea other than motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

Unlikely: People have diarrhea for a reason, What is the cause. Is it stress , dietary indiscretion, or some type of illness such as inflammatory bowel disease. Also need to think about irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea predominant. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why is tetracycline used as an anti-diarrhea agent when it can cause diarrhea as a side effect?

Why is tetracycline used as an anti-diarrhea agent when it can cause diarrhea as a side effect?

Diarrhea is just a: potential side effect. However, if a patient had a diarrheal infection that was caused by a bacteria that was susceptible to tetracycline - that would be a reason. ...Read more

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Is there any certain causative agent that makes one have diarrhea and throwing up at the same time? Or is it just some stomach bug/virus?

Gastroenteritis: There are many causes for this, some due to virus, some to ingested toxic material, some to bacteria, etc. The nature of the offending agent will help to determine whether you get both vomiting and diarrhea or only one of them. Usually this is viral, but as stated above may be of many sources. ...Read more

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Can these anti-diarrheal pills turn me to an emotional mess?

Can these anti-diarrheal pills turn me to an emotional mess?

Shouldn't: But reactions to medications vary and almost anything is possible. Some anti-diarrheal agents have more side effects than others. ...Read more

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Which OTC anti-diarrheal treatment is the fastest acting?

Don't use..: As a general rule, OTC anti diarrheal meds slow down the gut and make the infection last longer... ...Read more

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Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil (paroxetine)

Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil (paroxetine)

Talk to your doc: Hello -- you were asking several questions about this issue (diarrhea after being on Paxil (paroxetine) for 2 months) last night. Please contact your prescribing physician and get his or her specific recommendations for you. Working with a doctor who knows you and your case is much better than asking physicians who have never seen you. Be well. ...Read more

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Can an anti diarrheal pill make me fail a drug test.

Can an anti diarrheal pill make me fail a drug test.

Certain ones can: If it has a narcotic in it yes. Look at the ingredients or ask your physician or your pharmacist ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take some anti-diarrheal medicine on a long trip?

Is it a good idea to take some anti-diarrheal medicine on a long trip?

Yes: Always better to be prepared just in case and depending on where u are going u may need to avoid the water and fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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Which OTC anti-diarrheal medicine is the fastest acting? I asked before but the response didn't answer the question.

Which OTC anti-diarrheal medicine is the fastest acting? I asked before but the response didn't answer the question.

Not answer you want: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please & get checked.Fast relief from OTC agent does not mean cure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Motofen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Motofen allergy?

Motofen allergy: Motofen ( Difenoxin-Atropine) is a medication used for the treatment of diarrhea. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14877/motofen-oral/details ...Read more

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What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?

Diarrhea: Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so dont ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more

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Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

No: There are dozens of these. That is the basis of pain management medicine and most of anesthesia. It also depends on what type of nerve transmission you want to stop - pain, motor, sensory and where - central or peripheral. This is an extremely large topic. ...Read more

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Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water? Causes? And what is the thickening agent?

Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water?  Causes?  And what is the thickening agent?

Swallowing problems: Swallowing without choking is a complex act requiring the coordination of many muscles. Liquids can sneak past the seal muscles need to make to prevent passages of liquids into the air tube (trachea) instead of the food tube (esophagus). When muscles are weak (due to a stroke) liquids in the trachea cause choking. Xanthan gum is the thickening agent. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Do opioid agents cause daytime augmentation?

Augmentation: When prescribed for restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders, opioids rarely cause daytime augmentation. ...Read more

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Were older generations of Germans exposed to Agent Orange?

No: World War II was from 1 September 1939 until 2 September 1945. My understanding is that Agent Orange was first used in 1946. So, I would think that German soldier were not impacted by Agent Orange. There is an excellent review on Agent Orange at: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/agent_orange.htm ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Motofen (Definition)

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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