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Is Immodium effective at treating diarrhoea?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I think Culturelle has caused me to get
diarrhea/stomach pains. I am
discontinuing (last dosage was this
morning). Can I take Immodium to
stop the diarrhea? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Yes.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Diarrhoea is a common side effect of Culturelle and It is recommended to take Immodium while taking Culturelle to decrease the chances of developing diarrhoea.

Since you are discontinuing the medication, then you should take Immodium for 3-7 days until diarrhea stops.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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