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Options for curing chronic digestive problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hey! I had a few questions. I have had chronic digestive problems, mostly diarrhea, for the past few years. I thought it was mostly due to stress. What options do I have for preventing this
Doctor :   Diet and try ruling out Inflammatory Bowel Disease if that is the case then it shall take extensive therapy
Doctor :   and you knowledge of the disease to help you understand the symptoms better
User :   O ok. I usually take immodium. Are there any problems with long term usage of that drug?
Doctor :   so as to be able to put up with it
Doctor :   Could you tell me the generic Name of the Drug that you are taking
User :   I'll find it. Just a second
User :   loperamide
Doctor :   Abdominal pain, distention, and discomfort are the commoner side effects
Doctor :   paralytic ileus; constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, rash.
User :   But no long term effects?
Doctor :   Can cause Toxic Megacolon
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