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Drug-induced diarrhea

  • Alternative Names

    Diarrhea associated with medications


    Prevention

    Over-the-counter supplements containing healthy bacteria, or probiotics, may help prevent diarrhea related to antibiotics. Ask your doctor if these probiotics are right for you. You need to continue taking these supplements for a few days after you finish all your antibiotics.


    References

    Schiller LR, Sellin JH. Diarrhea. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 15.