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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. Thomas Inwood
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Difenoxin And Atropine (Definition)

Difenoxin|atropine is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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