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What to do when you have Diarrhea?

Posted by Posted by ARJAY On 1:25 PM

Things to know about Antidiarrheal drugs and other remedies:




Indication: 
Antidiarrheals are used for diarrhea of undetermined causes.




Contraindications: 
Persons with severe ulcerative colitis, pseudomembranous colitis with some products.


Precautions: 
Geriatrics, Pregnant, and Dehydrated individuals.






Considerations: 
Assess the electrolytes level especially (K: Potassium, Na: Sodium, Cl: Calcium) if on long term theraply. Assess Bowel pattern before; for rebound constipation after termination of medication




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