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Doctor insights on: When Should I Take An Antidiarrheal

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Can I take antibiotics or over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug for an e. Coli infection?

Can I take antibiotics or over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug for an e. Coli infection?

Yes: The strains of e.Coli that cause travelers diarrhea can be treated with the antibiotics Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or rifaximin. Antidiarrheal can be taken for symptoms. In the past there was some concern that antidiarrheals would prolong the infection, but that does not seem to be the case. ...Read more

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Antidiarrheal (Definition)

An anti-diarrhoeal drug (or anti-diarrheal drug in american english) is any medication which provides ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: antidiarrheal?

What is the definition or description of: antidiarrheal?

See below: An anti-diarrhoeal drug (or anti-diarrheal drug in american english) is any medication which provides symptomatic relief for diarrhoea. ...Read more

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Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several serious conditions such as cronh's disease and celiac disease that need to be investigated if your doctor sees fit. The best thing to do in the meanwhile is to stay hydrated. Certain foods such as bread, bananas, rice etc can help. Avoid simple sugars. ...Read more

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What antidiarrhea meds can be given to children below 5 years?

What antidiarrhea meds can be given to children below 5 years?

Yes.: The best first choice is a pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) formulation which can be given without a prescription. Instructions on how much to give are predicated on body weight and should be on the bottle. ...Read more

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Does taking antidiarrhea pills decrease urination also?

Does taking antidiarrhea pills decrease urination also?

Yes, depending...: Yes, depending on which medication you are taking. If you are taking a medication like Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine), (diphenoxylat and atropine) (diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate),it definitely can. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an anticholinergic medication which slows the movement of the bowels but can also cause difficulty urinating. If you are having trouble urinating, stop the medication and if your symptoms do not resolve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can teenagers take l arginine?

Can teenagers take l arginine?

Wouldn't recommend: Protein supplementation is not the greatest idea in teens. It really is much better for them to get their nutrition through food intake. These supplements are not well regulated and one can never be sure you are taking what they say. Also, protein supplements are stressful to developing kidneys. If you teen is wrestler ,body builder it is best to get the protein with meats, eggs, dairy, nuts. ...Read more

Anti Diarrheal Drug (Definition)

Anti-diarrheal agents are a ...Read more