How to Treat 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 watery stools, abdominal cramping, fever, and dehydration. 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.

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Diarrhea Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

rifaximin Rifaximin

Rifaximin is used to treat travelers' diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. Most people get th...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 that is used to treat occasional constipation or bowel irregularity...learn more »

colestipol Colestipol

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

atropine Atropine

Atropine is used to help reduce saliva, mucus, or other secretions in your airway during a surgery...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is a combination antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigel...learn more »

ciprofloxacin (oral) Ciprofloxacin (oral)

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic, it is used to treat different types of bacterial infections. It is also used to treat pe...learn more »