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Diarrhea Treatments

Diarrhea: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Diarrhea from various sources may include:

  • Adequate hydration
  • Diet of clear liquids- soft drinks, broths, juices, water
  • Oral rehydration therapy- ORS powder
  • Loperamide
  • Bismuth bisalicylate
  • Lomotil
  • Painkillers to counter the pain that can accompany diarrhoea

Treatments for Diarrhea

The following treatments are listed for Diarrhea in our knowledge base:

  • Newborns and infants require very special care because dehydration can be dangerous
  • Children need special attention as many medications may be inappropriate
  • Watchful waiting - sometimes diarrhea is not serious enough to need significant treatment.
  • Anti-diarrheal medications
    • Immodium AD
  • Dehydration prevention treatments - one of the most important treatment aspects of diarrhea is avoiding dehydration (or treating it), particularly for infants, children and the elderly.
    • Water - but not enough alone, need electrolytes as well.
    • Fluids - broth or soups (for salt/sodium)
    • Fruit juices
    • Soft fruits
    • Vegetables (for potassium)
    • Infant rehydration solutions - special medications containing the required electrolytes
      • Pedialyte
      • Ceralyte
      • Infalyte
  • Vitamin B3 - possibly used for related vitamin B3 deficiency
  • Vitamin A - possibly used for related vitamin A deficiency
  • Vitamin B6 - possibly used for related vitamin B6 deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 - possibly used for related vitamin B12 deficiency

Alternative Treatments for Diarrhea

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Diarrhea in various sources may include:

  • Slippery elm
  • Banana
  • Applesauce
  • Probiotic
  • Colostrum
  • Phosphorus
  • Veratrum
  • Activated charcoal
  • Fiber supplement
  • Dietary fiber
  • Eliminate certain artificial sweeteners
  • Reduce lactose, sucrose and maltose (disaccharides)
  • Bananas
  • Honey
  • Fluids
  • Lactose-free diet
  • Tea with sugar
  • Blackberries
  • Blackberry tea
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry tea
  • Goldenseal
  • Electrolyte drink
  • Flat soda
  • Chicken broth
  • Gelatin
  • BRAT diet (Bananas, rice, applesauce and toast)
  • Carrots
  • Avoid roughage (beans, cabbage and Brussels sprouts)
  • Probiotics
  • Garlic and brown sugar Chinese remedy
  • Avoid large doses of Vitamin C
  • Avoid antacids that contain magnesium hydroxide
  • Bilberry tea
  • Cooked apples, ghee, cardamom and nutmeg
  • Bananas, ghee, cardamom and nutmeg
  • Cooked rice, ghee and plain yogurt
  • Diluted yogurt with freshly grated ginger
  • Shatavari and arrowroot tea
  • Electrolytes (sugar, lime juice, pinch salt)
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Homeopathy
  • Green tea
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Rice soup with hawthorn berry
  • Vinegar and eggs
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan Chinese herb
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication

Drugs and Medications used to treat Diarrhea:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Diarrhea may include:

  • Alamine Expectorant
  • Ambenyl Expectorant
  • Ambenyl Syrup
  • Codeine
  • A.B.C. Compound w/Codeine
  • Accopain
  • Actagen-C
  • Actifed w/Codeine
  • Alamine-C
  • Anacin 3 w/Codeine #2-4
  • Anacin w/Codeine
  • APC w/Codeine
  • Atasol-8,-15,-30
  • Ban-Tuss
  • Benylin Syrup w/Codeine
  • Bitex
  • Bromanyl Cough Syrup
  • Bromotuss
  • Bromphen DC
  • Brontex
  • Bufferin w/Codeine
  • Butalbital Compound
  • Chemdal Expectorant
  • Chem-Tuss NE
  • Cheracol
  • Chlor-Trimeton Expectorant
  • Coactifed
  • Codecon-C
  • Codehist DH
  • Codehist Elixir
  • Codeine Contin
  • Coricidin w/Codeine
  • Co-Dimetane Cough Syrup-DC
  • Dimetane Expectorant-C
  • Dimetapp-C
  • Dimetapp w/Codeine
  • Empirin w/Codeine No. 2,4
  • Empracet-30,-60
  • Empracet w/Codeine No. 3,4
  • Emtec-30
  • Exdol-8,-15,-30
  • Extra Strength Acetaminophen with Codeine
  • Glydeine
  • Isoclor Expectorant
  • Lenoltec w/Codeine No. 1,2,3,4
  • Mersyndol
  • Naldecon-CS
  • Normatane
  • Novadyme DH
  • Novahistex C
  • Novo-Gesic
  • Nucochem
  • Nucofed
  • Omni-Tuss
  • Oridol-C
  • Panadol w/Codeine
  • Paveral
  • Pediacof
  • Penntuss
  • Phenaphen No. 2,3,4
  • Phenaphen w/Codeine No. 2,3,4
  • Phenergan w/Codeine
  • Poly-Histine
  • Promethazine CS
  • Pyra-Phed
  • Robaxacet-8
  • Robaxisal-C
  • Rounox w/Codeine
  • SK-Apap
  • Tamine Expectorant DC
  • Tecnal C
  • Terpin Hydrate and Codeine
  • 318 AC&C
  • Triafed w/Codeine
  • Triaminic Expectorant w/Codeine
  • Triatec-8,30
  • Tussaminic C Forte
  • Tussaminic C Ped
  • Tussi-Organidin
  • Tylenol w/Codeine
  • Tylenol w/Codeine No. 1,2,3,4
  • Tylenol w/Codeine Elixir
  • VC Expectorant w/Codeine
  • Veganin
  • Loperamide
  • Anit-Diarrheal
  • Apo-Loperamide
  • Diarrid
  • Dom-Loperamide
  • Imodium
  • Imodium AD
  • Kaopectate 1-D
  • Maalox A/D
  • Pepto Diarrhea Control
  • Anacin 3 w/Codeine No. 2-4
  • Attapulgite
  • Bismuth Subgallate
  • Devrom
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate
  • Children's Kaopectate
  • Colo-Fresh Pepto-Bismol
  • Pepto-Bismol Maximum Strength
  • Cholestyramine resin - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Prevalite - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Questran - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Questran Light - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Novo-Cholamine - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Novo-Cholamine Light - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • PMS-Cholestyramine - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Questran Light Sugar Free - mainly used to treat diarrhea associated with high fecal bile acids
  • Difenoxin and Atropine
  • Diphenoxylate and Atropine
  • Lomotil
  • Lonox
  • Kaolin and Pectin
  • Lactobacillus - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Bacid - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Kala - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Lactinex - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Megadophilus - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • MoreDophilus - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Probiotica - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Superdophilus - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Fermalac - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Lacterol Fort - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Sinuberase - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by antibiotic use
  • Nitazoxanide - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia
  • Alinia - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia
  • Colufase - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia
  • NTZ - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia
  • Opium Tincture
  • Paregoric
  • Polycarbophil
  • Equalactin
  • FiberCon
  • Fiber-Lax
  • FiberNorm
  • Konsyl Tablets
  • Phillips Fibercaps
  • Lofenoxal
  • Kaolin
  • Bispectin
  • DeWitt's Antacid Powder
  • Donnagel
  • Kaomagma with Pectin
  • Pectin
  • Diareze
  • Bilberrry

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Diarrhea:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Diarrhea may include:

  • Cholestyramine - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Quinidine
  • Questran - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Quinidine
  • Questran light - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Quinidine
  • Novo-Cholamine - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Quinidine
  • Novo-Cholamine Light - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Quinidine
  • Prevalite - mainly used to treat diarrhea caused by Quinidine
  • Sucralfate - mainly used to treat radiation therapy patients
  • Apo-Sucralfate - mainly used to treat radiation therapy patients
  • Carafate - mainly used to treat radiation therapy patients
  • Dom-Sucralfate - mainly used to treat radiation therapy patients
  • Novo-Sucralfate - mainly used to treat radiation therapy patients
  • Sulcrate - mainly used to treat radiation therapy patients

Latest treatments for Diarrhea

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Diarrhea:

Treatments for Causes of Diarrhea

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Diarrhea:

More causes: not all possible causes for Diarrhea are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Diarrhea.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Diarrhea:

The following list of conditions have 'Diarrhea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Diarrhea:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Diarrhea' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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