Regarding The Selection Of Appropriate Drugs To Treat Diarrhea?

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at night, The content of diarrhea drugs varies. When should we use the following diarrhea medications? LODIA (Loperamide HCl), DIATAB (Attapulgit), DIALET (Furazolidone) ?

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Deniiteza Night,

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Diarrhea is a condition in which the frequency of bowel movements increases with a softer consistency than usual. This can be caused by several things such as viral, bacterial or parasitic infections which generally occur when we consume food that has been previously contaminated.

Handling diarrhea is actually prioritized to prevent dehydration, because this condition can cause death if not handled properly, especially in pediatric or elderly patients. Replacing lost fluids is a way to prevent dehydration. The treatment you mentioned is a treatment using anti-diarrheal drugs.

Loperamide is an anti-diarrheal drug that belongs to the obstipansia group, which functions to slow down bowel movements, so that it can help absorption occur so as to improve stool consistency. Attapulgit has a mechanism as an absorbent, namely by absorbing toxins produced by bacteria, viruses or parasites that cause diarrhea. Furazolidone is an anti-diarrheal drug that also contains antimicrobials or diarrhea caused by bacteria. Antidiarrheal drugs can cause side effects in the form of constipation, especially for drugs that inhibit bowel movement. So these antidiarrheal drugs should not be given to children under 6 years old or someone with an advanced age. Regarding when this drug will be used, it is best to check with a doctor first. Doctors need to carry out direct examinations in the form of medical questions and answers, physical examinations and supporting examinations if necessary to determine the cause of diarrhea so that appropriate treatment can be given.

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