I've been taking 20 mg dicyclomine as needed but it does absolutely nothing for my diarrhea. Any recommendations?
Dicyclomine - What is the best drug for diarrhea?
Question posted by Huckabee on 22 June 2019
Last updated on 28 July 2021 by OleTimer72
I took it for 3 weeks & it didn’t help diarrhea, make it worse. Started having bad bloating, heartburn & just felt terrible. I talked to gastro (I’m new pt) & was told if I didn’t want to take it I’d have to wait for my scopes(another month away) unfortunately. My stools(less watery) & everything is better now without it. I’m dealing with flair up as best I can. Good luck.
Hi, I have the exact problem! What did you do at end? Are you still on medication what helped and what didn't? Thanks
Dicyclomine can be taken as needed or as a daily regimented medication. You'd probably do better taking it on a daily regimented basis. I used to have a real problem with diarrhea also, but when I started taking my dicyclomine on a regular 4 times a day schedule, that really helped. I would recommend that you talk to your Dr about getting on a regular daily dosage instead of as needed. I think you'll find that to be much more successful.
Imodium works well (OTC)
Hi Huckabee: I found Imodium to be very beneficial to treat diarrhea. It is an over-the-counter medication. I've had a problem with diarrhea in the past, when starting a new antidepressant, and Imodium worked very well.
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