Antibiotics, such as ampicillin, amoxicillin,
clindamycin, tetracycline, and cephalosporins. Diarrhea is of particular
concern if you have recently been hospitalized and received intravenous (IV)
Antidepressants, such as
fluoxetine (Prozac) or sertraline (Zoloft).
enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, such as captopril (Capoten) or enalapril
Corticosteroid treatment, such
Diuretics, such as furosemide
Laxatives, such as Correctol, Dulcolax, Ex-Lax, or
Medicines to prevent organ transplant
Medicines used to treat cancer
Propranolol, such as
Quinidine, such as
Cardioquin or Quin-Release.
Theophylline, such as Theo-24.
antibiotics cause diarrhea. Usually the diarrhea is
mild and will clear up without treatment. A more serious type of diarrhea
caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile may occur
while taking the antibiotic or shortly after finishing the antibiotic.
I didn't know I had food intolerances until I was in my 30s.
I'd had trouble with my digestion since birth. As a baby I had a lot of gas and would often get diarrhea. My mother thought it was because I was a preemie. Those stomach problems eased by the time I was 6 months old, and I was relatively healthy as a kid. But then what appeared to be seasonal allergies kicked in. In fact, by the time I hit puberty, my symptoms were so bad that my eyes would often seal shut with crust, and I had terrible...
Diarrhea may be a sign of serious reaction to a medicine, such as a toxic
reaction. Diarrhea is an early sign of toxicity for some medicines, including
lithium (such as Eskalith or Lithobid) and digoxin (Lanoxin).
If you think a medicine is causing
diarrhea, contact the health professional who prescribed it. The dosage may
need to be changed, or the medicine may need to be stopped.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
April 26, 2010
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 26, 2010
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