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Medications for Traveler's Diarrhea

Drugs associated with Traveler's Diarrhea

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Traveler's Diarrhea: Diarrhea of sudden onset, often accompanied by abdominal cramps, vomiting, and fever. It is most commonly caused by unfamiliar strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Cipro Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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ciprofloxacin Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro XR, Cipro I.V.

Drug class: quinolones

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Xifaxan Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: rifaximin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
loperamide Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Brand names:  Imodium, Imodium A-D, Anti-Diarrheal, Diamode, Imotil, Kao-Paverin, Kaopectate 1-D, Up and Up Anti-Diarrheal Solution

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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Imodium Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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rifaximin Rx C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: rifaximin systemic

Brand name:  Xifaxan

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Imodium A-D Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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Anti-Diarrheal Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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Bactrim DS Rx D N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Bactrim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Cipro XR Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim Rx D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim DS, Bactrim, Septra DS, Co-trimoxazole, Septra, SMZ-TMP DS, Sulfatrim, Cotrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Cipro I.V. Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Septra DS Rx D N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Co-trimoxazole Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Floxin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Septra Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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SMZ-TMP DS Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Sulfatrim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Cotrim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Diamode Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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Imotil Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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ofloxacin Rx C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Floxin

Drug class: quinolones

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Sulfatrim Pediatric Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Kao-Paverin Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

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Topics under Traveler's Diarrhea

Alternative treatments for Traveler's Diarrhea

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Traveler's Diarrhea. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Traveler's Diarrhea.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): E. Coli Enteritis; E. Coli Infection; Traveler's diarrhea, E. coli

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