Can Too Much Fiber Cause Diarrhea?

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Definition

Drug-induced diarrhea is loose, watery stools caused by certain medications.

See also: Diarrhea


Alternative Names

Diarrhea associated with medications


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Nearly all medications may cause diarrhea as a side effect. The medications listed below, however, are more likely to cause diarrhea.

Laxatives:

  • Laxatives are meant to cause diarrhea by drawing water into the intestines or triggering muscle spasms in the intestines.
  • Taking too much of a laxative can cause...
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