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25 Possible Causes for Drug-induced Diarrhea, Explosive Diarrhea

  • Pseudomembranous Colitis

    If a person with Clostridium difficile –induced colitis has diarrhea while taking antibiotics, the drugs are stopped immediately unless they are essential.[merckmanuals.com] Such drugs may prolong the disorder by keeping the disease-causing toxin in contact with the large intestine.[merckmanuals.com] Clostridium difficile In severe, recurring cases, a stool transplant Drugs (such as loperamide ) that people sometimes take to slow the movement of the intestine and treat diarrhea[merckmanuals.com]

  • Laxative Abuse

    Drug-induced, factitious, & idiopathic diarrhoea. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2012;26(5):633–648. Fine KD, Santa Ana CA, Fordtran JS. Diagnosi...[5minuteconsult.com] It should be noted that many laxatives can cause a great deal of abdominal discomfort, ranging from gassiness, to bloating and explosive diarrhea.[randyschellenberg.tripod.com] Algorithm: Diarrhea, Chronic 305.90 Other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse, unspecified use 280982009 Abuse of laxatives (disorder) 27051000119102 Chronic abuse of laxatives[5minuteconsult.com]

  • Digitalis Toxicity

    Abstract In a prospective study salivary magnesium was measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 168 patients on chronic digoxin therapy. Magnesium concentration in saliva was correlated with clinical data and plasma digoxin levels. A significant elevation in salivary magnesium concentration was caused by[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Clostridium Difficile

    If a person with Clostridium difficile –induced colitis has diarrhea while taking antibiotics, the drugs are stopped immediately unless they are essential.[msdmanuals.com] CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old Canadian Caucasian woman presented to her family doctor in December 2012 with a 10-day history of explosive watery diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Such drugs may prolong the disorder by keeping the disease-causing toxin in contact with the large intestine.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Colchicine

    Discontinue drug if these occur. • Monitor CBC and renal function test results regularly. • Be aware that patient may need opioids to control drug-induced diarrhea (especially[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Side effects may include diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and gas. colchicine drug used in early treatment of acute gout in patients with concomitant heart failure or those on[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] anticoagulant therapy; in high doses may induce diarrhoea and peripheral neuritis colchicine (kälˑ·ch ·sēn), n an alkaloid derived from the toxic plant Colchicum autumnale[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Quinidine

    They usually appeared within the first month and in all instances resolved with drug discontinuation. As expected, diarrhea was an important side effect.[ahajournals.org] In this regard, the resolution of quinidine-induced diarrhea without impairment of its EP effect in one patient after adjunction of cholestyramine is encouraging.[ahajournals.org]

  • Drug-induced Diarrhea

    This review examines the mechanism by which drugs induce diarrhea within the broad classification of watery, inflammatory, and fatty characteristics of the stool.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After many, and I mean many, of the most horrible bouts of explosive diarrhea, and I mean uncontrollable and most horrifically explosive, I stopped the Psyllium, and the problem[drugs.com] Pharmacogenomics may play a role in drug-induced diarrhea.[abdominalkey.com]

  • Fructose

    It’s these physiologic processes that lead to the typical symptoms of fructose malabsorption -- gassiness, bloating, explosive and/or watery diarrhea, nausea and abdominal[swedish.org]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Diarrhea in an infant on breast milk usually is more green-brown, has a foul odor and is more explosive.[ambishoppeds.com] The clinician should ask questions about frequency and quality of vomiting and diarrhea. What color is the stool and vomit?[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] Is the stool watery, bloody, explosive, painful, cramping, pale, clay-colored, or dark, or does it have mucus? Is the vomit green, bloody, black, or like coffee grounds?[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com]

  • Shigella Enteritis

    The most common are: viral or bacterial infection radiation induced medication induced alcohol or drug induced enteritis related to poor blood flow enteritis related to inflammatory[healthline.com] […] conditions, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis Symptoms of enteritis can include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.[healthline.com]

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