Medicines for diarrhea decrease bowel movements, causing the bowel to have more time to absorb water from the stool. In this way the stools remain less liquid and it is possible to treat the diarrhea. Some options that are purchased at the online pharmacy are:
- Loperamide : Acanol, Lomotil, Loperam;
- Racecadotril : Hidrasec or Tiorfan.
These medications should only be used with a medical indication, as it is important to know what is causing the diarrhea before taking them. Normally, in the case of diarrhea due to infection, in which fever and intense abdominal pain appear, this type of medication should not be used, since it decreases the body’s natural response to eliminate bacteria and microorganisms through faeces.
In addition to this, there are probiotics such as pro-T-flower, lyolactil, floratil, lacteol, among others that although not classified as antidiarrheals, help restore the intestinal flora and end diarrhea in a more natural way. This type of medication is perfect for those who are taking antibiotics, for example, because it replaces the bacteria eliminated by the antibiotic, avoiding a diarrhea crisis.
Medications for children’s diarrhea
The drugs most indicated for diarrhea in children or in the baby are mainly probiotics to help regulate the bowel such as Floratil, for example.
However, these medications should only be taken under the advice of the pediatrician and, generally, to avoid dehydration it is also recommended to drink the oral serum from the pharmacy or make homemade serum.
Home remedy for diarrhea
The home remedies for diarrhea are teas, juices, syrups or porridges with food or medicinal plants, which have properties that help calm the bowel and stop diarrhea.
Some good examples are:
- Chamomile tea;
- Apple syrup;
- Guayabera tea;
- Apple juice.
When to go to the doctor
It is advisable to go to the doctor when the diarrhea has blood or pus and if it is accompanied by fever or vomit.
In addition to this, it is also important to consult the doctor if the diarrhea persists for more than 3 or 4 weeks, as this is indicative of a chronic diarrhea that can be caused by food intolerances or inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis, for example.