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Medications for Traveler's Diarrhea

Other names: E. Coli Enteritis; E. Coli Infection; Traveler's diarrhea, E. coli

About 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.

Drugs Used to Treat Traveler's Diarrhea

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 Activity
Aemcolo N Add review
0.0

Generic name: rifamycin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Anti-Diarrheal C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Bactrim D N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Bactrim DS D N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bismarex N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bismatrol N N Add review
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Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bismatrol Maximum Strength N N Add review
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Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

bismuth subsalicylate N N 1 review
10

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Brand names:  Pepto-Bismol, Bismarex, Bismatrol, Bismatrol Maximum Strength, Kaopectate, Kola-Pectin DS, Peptic Relief, Percy Medicine, Pink Bismuth …show all

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cipro C N 1 review
10

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ciprofloxacin C N 5 reviews
10

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

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

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Cipro I.V. C N Add review
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Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Cipro XR C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Co-trimoxazole D N X Add review
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Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Diamode C N X Add review
0.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Floxin C N Add review
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Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Imodium C N X 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Imodium A-D C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Kaopectate N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Kola-Pectin DS N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

loperamide C N X 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: loperamide systemic

Brand names:  Imodium, Imodium A-D, Anti-Diarrheal, Diamode, Up and Up Anti-Diarrheal Solution …show all

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

ofloxacin C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Floxin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Peptic Relief N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Pepto-Bismol N N 1 review
10

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Percy Medicine N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Pink Bismuth N N Add review
0.0

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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