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Suggest medication for loose stools

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: My four year old kid is having loose motions ( twice since evening). Can you prescribe medicine for the same.
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Do not worry

Detailed Answer:
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I understand your concerns but don't worry. I would recommend you to keep him well hydrated with ORS in case the high frequency and watery consistency of poops continue. Give him a dose of deworming medicine I.e. Albendazole (400mg) as worms can lead to such symptoms in toddlers.

Drugs such as loperamide which are commonly used in adult diarrhea are completely contraindicated in this age group.

Hopefully it will be of help. I would be happy to help you in any further questions.

Take care
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Brief Answer: Do not worry Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concerns but don't worry. I would recommend you to keep him well hydrated with ORS in case the high frequency and watery consistency of poops continue. Give him a dose of deworming medicine I.e. Albendazole (400mg) as worms can lead to such symptoms in toddlers. Drugs such as loperamide which are commonly used in adult diarrhea are completely contraindicated in this age group. Hopefully it will be of help. I would be happy to help you in any further questions. Take care