When to take diarrhea meds?

Posted by taya @taya, Jan 19, 2019

When is the best time to take anti diarrhea meds? I have problems in the AM, should I take meds the night before
Or when I get up in the AM.?

Good question, @taya. I'd like to bring other members into this discussion. @kariulrich @jackiem95 @pjss48 @pjss48 @guthealth any tips about time of day to take anti-diarrhea medication to help issues that usually crop up in the morning? Does it matter?

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Imodium usually works for me a longer time, I would try it before bed and it should last through out the morning…if you want to prevent it. Each person is different and depending on the motility of your gut, definitely read the instructions and tailor it to the activities you have planned. For me I just started taking fiber…I still have diarrhea, and it can last all morning but some of the anti diarrhea agents last too long for me. I have found taking an anti spasmodic helpful if I have plans, but it comes with the side effect of a very dry mouth. Do you know your cause of diarrhea??

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@kariulrich

Imodium usually works for me a longer time, I would try it before bed and it should last through out the morning…if you want to prevent it. Each person is different and depending on the motility of your gut, definitely read the instructions and tailor it to the activities you have planned. For me I just started taking fiber…I still have diarrhea, and it can last all morning but some of the anti diarrhea agents last too long for me. I have found taking an anti spasmodic helpful if I have plans, but it comes with the side effect of a very dry mouth. Do you know your cause of diarrhea??

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I am not currently taking Imodium regularly—only when I have active symptoms and/or I am going somewhere and don’t want to take a chance of an accident. Before this, I took only 1/2 tablet each early morning and if I was having a major problem, I took an additional 1/2 during the day.

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