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Constipation due to overdose of diarrhea medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm having a bloated stomach after 2 days of fever and diarrhea.. Now I seem to be having serious constipation. Loss of apettite because whatever I eat seem to be stuck in the stomach and not moving down
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender please ?
User :   i'm 21/m
Doctor :   May I know if you have ever had these symptoms previous to this ?
User :   no.
Doctor :   May I know if you have any pain in the stomach or any tenderness ?
User :   i was prescribed with dhamotil (lomotil), domperidone, dhaperazine(stemetil) which i took for 2 days
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   My stomach only feels some jerking pain once in a while
Doctor :   What was the dosage of lomotil and how many tabs. per day ?
User :   2.5mg, 3 tabs a day
User :   Diphenoxylate HCI BP 2.5mg
User :   There's no pain when I press on my stomach
User :   no tenderness too
Doctor :   Ok, It might have been an excess for your physiology
User :   but I cant seem to excrete at all
Doctor :   And might have caused as one of the major side effcts of lomotil if over dosage is constipation.
User :   so i should stop taking it?
User :   anyway to ease the constipation?
User :   like taking laxative?
Doctor :   Yes , please stop it immediately and please use the following steps to ease out constipation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Have at least 6 lts of fluids per day - water, juices .
Doctor :   2. Have a good no. of plantains or bananas .
Doctor :   3.Citrucel tab, one per day.
Doctor :   only for one day as you might again land up in Diarrhea if used excessively.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is a very mild laxative that I have given you.
Doctor :   So not to worry and it is an OTC Drug.
User :   alrite
User :   that's all doc?
User :   one qns, is it normal for me to feel bloated by drinking at my current state?
User :   Cause I don't seem to be urinating as much as most water are stuck inside my stomach
Doctor :   I would also recommend you to avoid burgers or pizzas or anything of that sort for a couple of days and tale only bland diet and fruits and more fibers.
Doctor :   Yes, as it is after a bout of diarrhea , it is very common to feel that way.
Doctor :   Please do not worry, it will resolve in 2/3 days and is is a normal Stomach flu.
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot doc
Doctor :   Just one last advise .
User :   So i stop e citrucel tab once my stomach bloatness is relieved right
User :   *yes?
Doctor :   If the constipation persists for more than 3 days or the diarrhea sets in again you have to go to a gastroenterologist to get an endoscopy done for IBS.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
User :   Thankss
User :   bye!
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now
User :   oh ya
User :   citrucel tab, is there dosage?
Doctor :   You get a 10mg. tab.
Doctor :   it is just one dose.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   bye
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