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    Does Taxim help cure gastrointestinal infection?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Is taxim o 200 the right antibiotic for severe intestinal infection?
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please mention your symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.
It will be helpful if you provide more information about your symptoms like the frequency, smell and consistency of your stools, any associated nausea and vomiting. Any associated fever ?
Taxim-O can help in treating bacterial infection but if the cause of your loose motions is amoebic then it will not help.
I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
Regards. Thanks.
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Symtoms- onset fever 102.5 with shivering, stomach cramps followed by 3to 4 loose motions with very bad smell. Started on taxim o 200 twice daily for 5 days. Have completed 2days. Fever around 99 bur stomach pain and 3 loose mtios per day are continuing. Smell of stool is much less now. Should i continue with the medicine or change, thanks
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Add an antiamoebic and a probiotic.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for providing more information.
I would suggest that you should add an antiamoebic like Metronidiazole 400 mg thrice daily along with a probiotic preparation and an antacid like Omeprazole 20 mg once a day.
Dicyclomine can be taken for pain in the abdomen.
You can take paracetamol 500 mg for fever above 100°.
If possible, get your stool examined.
I will advise that you should first consult your treating doctor before starting any medicine as he must have examined you clinically.
Eat light meals and maintain your hydration.
I hope this answers your query. If you have any further doubts, please mention.
Regards.
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