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Diarrhea remedies: see which ones are the most suitable

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Check out which medications and treatments are most effective for treating diarrhea

When not treated quickly, diarrhea can become a major problem in routine and health, and can even cause severe dehydration. Therefore, it is important to act effectively to solve the problem.

Some home care can help end the problem. According to pharmacist Michelle Reis, from Phytocare, the best thing to do in these cases is to replace too much fluid through saline or homemade saline and lots of water. In addition, it is important to maintain a lighter diet during this period to avoid worsening inflammation in the intestine.



When the condition is of short duration, the most indicated treatment is through probiotics, in order to regulate the gastrointestinal flora. These probiotics should be taken once or twice a day, depending on the manufacturer. In more prolonged cases of the symptom, treatment with more traditional medicines is also necessary.

best diarrhea medication

There are several drugs, with different actions, available in the market to treat diarrhea. Each medication is prescribed considering the cause of the problem, the severity of the symptom and the type of diarrhea. See what they are:

Always remember to follow your doctor’s instructions and not self-medicate. Also, do not stop using the drug without consulting a doctor and, in case of overdose, follow the instructions on the package insert.

In the case of childhood diarrhea, the most indicated medicines will always be those based on probiotics combined with home treatments to avoid dehydration.



Know more: How to treat dehydration caused by childhood diarrhea

Medicines that cause diarrhea

Antibiotics have diarrhea as a side effect and, therefore, it is always indicated to associate them with probiotics or with a dietary readjustment during the treatment period. Antiparasitics can also cause diarrhea in some patients due to mechanisms of action linked to the gastrointestinal system.

Patients using gastritis and ulcer medications, such as pantoprazole and omeprazole, may also experience diarrhea in some situations.

In addition, the pharmacist also points out that women who use contraceptives and who have diarrhea may have a decrease in the contraceptive effect and, therefore, it is important to use other methods to protect themselves during this period.



Content for educational purposes only. Consult a Doctor.

The translator user relied on the following source:

Minha Vida Website – REF99827

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