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Medications for Diarrhea, Acute

Other names: Diarrhea, drug-induced

What is Diarrhea, Acute: Acute diarrhea is loose, watery, and frequent stools which starts quickly and lasts a short time, usually 1 to 3 days. It can last up to 2 weeks.

Compare drugs associated with Diarrhea, Acute

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
loperamide Rx/OTC C N X 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

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

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Imodium Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Imodium A-D Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Motofen Rx C 4 X 1 review
10

Generic name: atropine / difenoxin systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Imotil Rx/OTC C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
loperamide / simethicone OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide / simethicone systemic

Brand name:  Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
atropine / difenoxin Rx C 4 X 1 review
10

Generic name: atropine / difenoxin systemic

Brand name:  Motofen

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Diamode Rx/OTC C N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Up and Up Anti-Diarrheal Solution Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Topics under Diarrhea, Acute

Alternative treatments for Diarrhea, Acute

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Diarrhea, Acute. 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 Diarrhea, Acute.

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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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