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Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available.
Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up.

In brief: Yes

Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available.
Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clear liquid diet

It is imortant to keep the infant hydrated and prevent dehydration if he is vomiting.
Therefore clear liquid diet is preferred. If the mother is breastfeeding she should stop solid foods and continue breastfeeding frequently. There are no over the counter medication to cure vomiting and diarrhea.

In brief: Clear liquid diet

It is imortant to keep the infant hydrated and prevent dehydration if he is vomiting.
Therefore clear liquid diet is preferred. If the mother is breastfeeding she should stop solid foods and continue breastfeeding frequently. There are no over the counter medication to cure vomiting and diarrhea.
Dr. Touraj Shafai
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