What is the best prescription medication for diarrhea?
What is the best medication for diarrhea?
|Best medications for diarrhea|
|Imodium AD (loperamide)||Over-the-counter antidiarrheal||Oral|
|Lomotil (diphenoxylate / atropine)||Rx Antidiarrheal||Oral|
|Xifaxan (rifaximin)||Rx Antibiotic/Antibacterial||Oral|
|Alinia (nitazoxanide)||Rx Antiprotozoals||Oral|
What is the strongest over-the-counter medicine for diarrhea?
1. Loperamide. Loperamide is one of the best-known anti-diarrheal medicines. It slows down the digestive process in your bowels, which allows food to stay in your system for a longer period of time.
Is there a prescription medication for chronic diarrhea?
Antispasmodics including alverine citrate, mebeverine, otilonium bromide, and pinaverium bromide are used for relieving diarrheal symptoms and abdominal pain. Rifaximin can be effective for chronic diarrhea associated with IBS and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Is lomotil available OTC?
The generic version of Lomotil (diphenoxylate/atropine) also comes as a liquid solution you take by mouth. Brand-name medications usually cost more than generics. Lomotil is only available with a prescription. Imodium is only available over the counter (without a prescription).
Which is better for diarrhea Imodium or Kaopectate?
Kaopectate is used for treating diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, gas or upset in the stomach. It works by helping to slow down the growth of bacteria that may cause diarrhea. Imodium Capsule is used for the treatment of diarrhea. It should not be used in patients suffering from dysentery (diarrhea with blood).
Which is better for diarrhea Kaopectate or Imodium?
Can I buy Lomotil over-the-counter?
Can you buy Lomotil over-the-counter?