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Suggest treatment for traveler's diarrhea

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Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta

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Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Hi, I am travelling overseas (to europe), FROM XXXXXXX and would like to carry some stomach upset medicines as emergency. I will buy these here in XXXXXXX so please aadvise brands available i XXXXXXX I have a relatively weak stomach and no gall bladder. If I have a major stomach upset what medication should I take? In XXXXXXX it is usually a course of Norflox tz 1-0-1 and immodium on sos. please advise. also I am diabetic and am on glycomet gp 1. i have a mild ckd also (creatinine is 1.72)
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
take antibiotics and ORS

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Welcome to HCM.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

Stomach upset is a problem one can have travelling abroad and hence medicine should be kept in reserve.
If one has severe stomach upset, I generally advise the following-
Modification of diet.
ORS solution to replenish the total loss and also to combat ongoing loss.
Antispasmodic medicines in case of pain abdomen.
Antibiotics like ofloxacin-ornidazole like oflomacOZ O2 brakke etc. Or one can take norfloxacin tinidazole like you mentioned.
Also imodium can be used in severe cases.

You can consult your family or treating doctor about the above.

Hope this was helpful.
Regards.
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