Diarrhea Topic Guide

Diarrhea Diarrhea:

Diarrhea can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases or conditions, reactions to medications, and food intolerance or allergies. Symptoms of diarrhea include:

Most cases of diarrhea can be treated at home. In some cases (in the elderly, small children, or those with severe or chronic medical conditions) may need to be hospitalized due to dehydration.

Diarrhea Topic Guide - Visuals

Diarrhea Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

rifaximin Rifaximin

Rifaximin is an antibiotic that fights bacterial infection only in the intestines...learn more »

atropine and diphenoxylate Atropine And Diphenoxylate

Atropine affects the body in many different ways, such as reducing spasms in the bladder, stomach, and intestines...learn more »

psyllium Psyllium

Psyllium is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. Psyllium works by absorbing liquid in the intestines and swelling to create a softer, bulky stool that is easier t...learn more »

colestipol Colestipol

Colestipol is a cholesterol-lowering drug...learn more »

atropine Atropine

Atropine produces many effects in the body, including relief from spasms of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), the bladder, and the biliary...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim are both antibiotics that treat different types of infection caused by bacteria...learn more »

ciprofloxacin (oral) Ciprofloxacin (oral)

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic in a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

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