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What causes diarrhea while on Azee?

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Dr. Sandip Kabra

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I'm having watery notions for last few days after taking medication for a mild ear infection..its a combination of antibiotics and pain killers...I completed three day dosage of azee 500 but I stopped other medication..the frequency is not much but its watery and gastric disturbances
Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Likely drug induced, take symptomatic treatment

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM,

From these facts, it is likely drug induced watery motions.It is mostly because of disturbed normal intestinal bacterial flora.

Generally,it might take 48 to 72 hours to subside diarrhea following appropriate symptomatic medications.

You can take Sporolac-DS three times daily and oral rehydration formula to maintain electrolyte balance.

Take pepto-bismol twice daily for gastric upset and drink bottled water.

You can also take racecadotril sachets with water 3 to 4 times a day.This will be helpful for water to be re-absorbed from the stool, so the stool becomes more firm.

Take plenty of water with fruit juices (especially coconut water) to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in body.

Avoid heavy diet and take light or liquid diet for minimum 2 to 3 days.

Take OTC anti-emetic (ondasetron) if you feel nausea or vomiting and antispasmodics (dicyclomine) if abdominal pain or discomfort.

Hope this detailed information will be helpful and i will be happy to answer if you need more clarifications.


Dr.Sandip Kabra
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