Dosage For Taking Medication When You Have Diarrhea?
Good morning, Mhn for help, I have diarrhea, stomach sounds and pain. So I drink etrostop, not how many minutes of diarrhea again, can I drink more entrostop? The problem is I doubt it, the problem is that it doesn’t take 5 minutes to take the entrostop diarrhea again. Thank you
Hello Zabib, Thank you for the question.
Diarrhea is a condition when a person experiences the frequency of bowel movements that become more frequent (above 3 times a day) with the stool condition becoming more fluid. In general, diarrhea is caused by intestinal infections either due to viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Someone who has diarrhea can also experience other symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, flatulence, headaches, decreased appetite, and weakness. Apart from intestinal infections, diarrhea can also be caused by allergies, side effects of consumption of certain drugs, side effects of consumption of spicy and sweet foods, and others.
Enterostop is a drug that is widely used to treat diarrhea symptoms, which contain attapulgite and pectin. This drug is used to absorb toxins and bacteria that cause diarrhea. In addition, this drug helps reduce the amount of diarrhea and reduces bowel movements which cause stomach cramps. For adults, this drug is consumed 2 tablets per bowel movement until the diarrhea stops. If you only take this drug and then experience diarrhea shortly thereafter (only 5 minutes pause), then you should wait first to consume the next dose because in a very short time the drug has not started working. On the other hand, you are also advised to increase the consumption of fluids such as water, coconut water, broth, or ORS, with the aim of preventing dehydration. Try to maintain food intake so that your nutritional needs are maintained. Avoid consuming spicy foods, fatty foods, and sweet foods or drinks. Also avoid consuming foods and drinks whose hygiene is not maintained well. Do not hesitate to consult a doctor if this complaint does not improve for more than 3 days or is accompanied by a high fever, continuous vomiting, unable to eat or drink at all, or weakness. The doctor will conduct an examination to determine further treatment.
I hope this helps.