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Medications for Diarrhea, Chronic

Drugs associated with Diarrhea, Chronic

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

What is Diarrhea, Chronic: Chronic diarrhea is loose, watery, and frequent stools that is ongoing or prolonged.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
loperamide Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

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

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 A-D Rx/OTC C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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

 
bismuth subsalicylate Rx/OTC N N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Brand names:  Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol, Bismarex, Maalox Total Relief, Bismatrol, Bismatrol Maximum Strength, Kapectolin (New Formula), Peptic Relief, Pink Bismuth

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
colesevelam Off Label Rx B N 29 reviews
9.0

Generic name: colesevelam systemic

Drug class: bile acid sequestrants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
Diamode Rx/OTC C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Imotil Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Kaopectate Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Pepto-Bismol Rx/OTC N N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate 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

 
Bismarex Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate 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

 
Maalox Total Relief Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Bismatrol Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Bismatrol Maximum Strength Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Kapectolin (New Formula) Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Peptic Relief Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Pink Bismuth Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Diarrhea, Chronic

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

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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): Chronic Diarrhea

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