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I'm taking OTC caffeine/diuretic for competition; also Imodium (loperamide) for the loose stools it cause. Is that counterproductive? Can I take both at same time?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and Yes.

Doesn't sound like diarrhea will help you in your competition at all.
Best to not take either and get plenty of rest and be well-prepared.

In brief: Yes and Yes.

Doesn't sound like diarrhea will help you in your competition at all.
Best to not take either and get plenty of rest and be well-prepared.
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In brief: What started?

If constipation and that is resolved stop the meds.
Fluids, prunes, bran and natural approach can be effective on preventing constipation. Right now your GI tract is confused!

In brief: What started?

If constipation and that is resolved stop the meds.
Fluids, prunes, bran and natural approach can be effective on preventing constipation. Right now your GI tract is confused!
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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine

In brief: Neither

Dehydration and potential fluctuation in electrolytes could impact your performance.

In brief: Neither

Dehydration and potential fluctuation in electrolytes could impact your performance.
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