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Health Center: Diarrhea Management
Diarrhea can also lead to dehydration.
If you are having both vomiting and diarrhea, you should follow the vomiting instructions.
Drink lots of hydrating fluids such as those listed above.
If there is no vomiting, the BRAT following the BRAT diet for 24 hours can help decrease diarrhea. The BRAT diet is Bananas, Rice (white), Apples, and Toast (whiten and without butter).
You should call the
You should seek immediate evaluation if you have significant symptoms of dehydration or very significant abdominal pain.
Diarrhea can be controlled with the medication Imodium A.K.A. Loperamide. This is available over the counter at pharmacies. It comes as 2 mg tablets. You can take 2 tablets initially, then 1 after each loose stool, not more than a total of 8/day. Do not use for more than two days.