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Should You Take Imodium For Diarrhea
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
No issue: These work on different parts of the GI tract and you might need the effect of both. You can take them together as they do not cross react and are effective for their indications. ...Read more
I took saline laxative this morning and have had diarrhea for about 5 hours...would it be okay to take imodium (loperamide) to stop the diarrhea?
Probably: Depends how much saline lax you took. Imodium (loperamide) slows down peristalsis wherein food is pushed along the gut. Taking the saline laxative just seems like you floode everything so it all flooded out not a process by which some process was making the walls of the gut squeeze along. Imodium (loperamide) would quiet down that process so I don't see how it could help. Tincture of time would work fine in this situation. ...Read more
Either, not both: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate), is used to relieve diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, stomach acidity, and nausea. Imodium (loperamide), is used in the treatment of diarrhea. There will seldom be a need for both, but there is no significant interaction that should prevent your taking them together, although generally unnecessary. ...Read more
Should be OK: There are no serious drug interactions between Prozac (fluoxetine) and Imodium (loperamide) (loperamine). It appears that you can take these drugs, as directed, with no fear of complications. Your doctor or pharmacist should have a complete list of everything you are taking on a regular basis, including herbal supplements. That is the best way to protect yourself against possible serious complications. ...Read more
Pepto + Imodium (loperamide): This should be no problem and often these two drugs are prescribed together. I would recommend that you space each drug as far apart from the other drug as possible. This way the pepto bismol will not interfere with the system absorption of the imodium (loperamide). ...Read more
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
Depends: For those who have short-lived mild diarrhea, one may take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol. Eat a bland diet and drink sips of fluid, preferably something with electrolytes (ex: pedialyte). However if one is throwing up, has 3 or more violent episodes of profuse watery diarrhea, is lightheaded; then that person may need go to the er as IV fluids may be needed +/- antibiotics, if found to be bacterial. ...Read more
Is it okay to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for nausea and diarrhea and aspirin for fever?
Fluids/Tylenol/Pepto: First of all you need fluids and if you are vomiting what you drink you may have to consult doctor to take something to stop the vomiting or IV fluids to prevent dehydration.You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for temp, pepto bismol though can be taken for mild cases but immodium is a better choice.But if you have high temperature you may need stool culture to rule out salmonela, schigela, e coli or another GI infe. ...Read more
Antibiotic diarrhea: No. Test for C difficile a bacteria associated with antibiotic induced diarrhea. If c diff treat with Flagyl/ vancomycin . Consider changing medication or stopping the med . Sometimes metamucil may also give bulk (even though it is used for constipation) as it absorbs water. keep hydrated. Call your doc today and discuss ...Read more
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Reoccurrence of CDiff, diarrhea now resolved. However, continue to have loose bowel. Imodium is not working and due to taking Coumadin cannot take pepto bismol. What would you recommend, medication wise, t
No: If you have diarrhea from salmonella, you can take clear liquids and a bland diet until the diarrhea resolves. You should not take imodium, (loperamide) as it will hold the bacteria in with the stool and cause your body to take extra time to clear it out of your system. If you develop fever, abdominal pain or blood in the stool you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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