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Treatments for Traveler's diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Traveler's diarrhea:

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Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Traveler's diarrhea include:

  • Loperamide
  • Anit-Diarrheal
  • Apo-Loperamide
  • Diarrid
  • Dom-Loperamide
  • Imodium
  • Imodium AD
  • Kaopectate 1-D
  • Maalox A/D
  • Pepto Diarrhea Control
  • Rifaximin
  • Redactiv

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Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD (Excerpt)

TD usually is a self-limited disorder and often resolves without specific treatment; however, oral rehydration is often beneficial to replace lost fluids and electrolytes. Clear liquids are routinely recommended for adults. Travelers who develop three or more loose stools in an 8-hour period---especially if associated with nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, or blood in stools---may benefit from antimicrobial therapy. Antibiotics usually are given for 3-5 days. Currently, fluoroquinolones are the drugs of choice. Commonly prescribed regimens are 500 mg of ciprofloxacin twice a day or 400 mg of norfloxacin twice a day for 3-5 days. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and doxycycline are no longer recommended because of the high level of resistance to these agents. Bismuth subsalicylate also may be used as treatment: 1 fluid ounce or 2 262 mg tablets every 30 minutes for up to eight doses in a 24-hour period, which can be repeated on a second day. If diarrhea persists despite therapy, travelers should be evaluated by a doctor and treated for possible parasitic infection. (Source: excerpt from Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD)

Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD (Excerpt)

Antimotility agents (loperamide, diphenoxylate, and paregoric) primarily reduce diarrhea by slowing transit time in the gut, and, thus, allows more time for absorption. Some persons believe diarrhea is the body's defense mechanism to minimize contact time between gut pathogens and intestinal mucosa. In several studies, antimotility agents have been useful in treating travelers' diarrhea by decreasing the duration of diarrhea. However, these agents should never be used by persons with fever or bloody diarrhea, because they can increase the severity of disease by delaying clearance of causative organisms. Because antimotility agents are now available over the counter, their injudicious use is of concern. Adverse complications (toxic megacolon, sepsis, and disseminated intravascular coagulation) have been reported as a result of using these medications to treat diarrhea. (Source: excerpt from Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD)

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