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What kind of medication should I take for diarrhea?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Imodium (loperamide)

Imodium (loperamide) is an excellent over the counter treatment for diarrhea.
Others include pepto-bismol or kaopectate. Most diarrhea will resolve in 1-2 days without treatment. For chronic diarrhea (lasting more than a week), bloody diarrhea, or diarrhea associated with high fever, vomiting and weight loss you should see your doctor.

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In brief: Imodium (loperamide)

Imodium (loperamide) is an excellent over the counter treatment for diarrhea.
Others include pepto-bismol or kaopectate. Most diarrhea will resolve in 1-2 days without treatment. For chronic diarrhea (lasting more than a week), bloody diarrhea, or diarrhea associated with high fever, vomiting and weight loss you should see your doctor. Get a more personalized answer to your question ›
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology , 19 years in practice
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics

In brief: Depending on cause

Of diarrhea.
Usually it self-limiting diseases, treated by diet only.In some cases you can use imodium (loperamide).Same cases need antibiotics.

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In brief: Depending on cause

Of diarrhea.
Usually it self-limiting diseases, treated by diet only.In some cases you can use imodium (loperamide).Same cases need antibiotics. Engage with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Boris Ripa
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