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Loose motions got lopamide instead of loperamide 2mg nephrectomy surgery taxim antibiotic no fever diet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can i help u today ?
User :   my husband who is suffering from loose motions since morning had chatted with.. who suggested him to take Loperamid 2 mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have the loose motions stopped ?
User :   we could get the same tablet at the chemist right now..
User :   we got Lopamide
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   can this tablet be consumed right now?
User :   just 1 tablet??
User :   right
Doctor :   as long as the content of the tablet is loperamide, 2 mg, it is fine
Doctor :   yes you can take it
User :   1 or 2 ??
Doctor :   may i know how many episodes of loose motions have occured ?
User :   8 times since 6 am
Doctor :   in that case, take 2 tablets , now
Doctor :   i mean to say, take 4 mg of loperamide now
Doctor :   the loose motions will decrease with that dose
User :   ok. should he take it again in the afternoon??
Doctor :   only if the loose stools, occur again
Doctor :   if there is no recurrance, of loose stools, then there is no need to take any more tablets
User :   he's undergone a Nephrectomy surgery on 12th July
Doctor :   is he on any antibiotics ?
User :   had chicken soup (home made) last night
Doctor :   does he have any fever, etc ?
User :   just Taxim
User :   no fever
Doctor :   and is this the first time, he has had diarrhea since, the surgery
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   he had one in the hospital itself.. about 3rd or 4th day
Doctor :   it does not matter
Doctor :   give him the tablets
Doctor :   he will be fine
User :   what diet should i give him today?
User :   breakfast??
Doctor :   you can give him porridge
User :   oats??
User :   or
Doctor :   yes , you can give him oats
User :   lunch??
Doctor :   once he recovers from the loose stools, you can give him sandwich or rice with curry
User :   rice dal and curd is ok??
Doctor :   yes , that is fine
User :   ok. now oats porridge should be made with only water or i can add some milk?
Doctor :   you can add milk
User :   ok
User :   doctor what should we do incase if he gets vomiting and / or fever
Doctor :   In such a case, you might need to go tot he hospital, to get evaluated
Doctor :   this is coz, he has had a surgery, recently
Doctor :   and needs to be careful
User :   right now he doesn't have both..
User :   ok.. right
Doctor :   in that case, he is fine
Doctor :   the diarrhea is due to food poisoning ,
Doctor :   and will subside soon
Doctor :   with loperamide
User :   ok. maybe we should avoid chicken / chicken soup etc
Doctor :   yes for now
Doctor :   you need to avoid them
User :   right now i have prepared sabudana porridge with mild and little bit of sugar.. can he have that or not?
Doctor :   yes, he can have it
User :   ok
Doctor :   there is no problem with that
User :   anything particular to be avoided during this recovery period?
Doctor :   nothing as such,
Doctor :   avoid non veg , food, as they are morelikely to cause diarrhea infections
Doctor :   but most foods are ok for him, once he recovers
User :   ok Doctor.. thanks a lot
Doctor :   You are most welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and have a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye-bye. Thanks.
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