Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Medications

Medicines aren't used routinely in food poisoning. Medicines that stop diarrhea (antidiarrheals) can help with your symptoms. These medicines (such as Imodium) shouldn't be used if you have a fever or bloody diarrhea, because they can actually make you sicker. Don't give antidiarrheals to children.

Types of food poisoning that may be treated with medicines include:

For information on medicines and treating E. coliE. coli, see the topic E. Coli Infection.

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