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Gaviscon vs. Imodium for Diarrhea

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Gaviscon

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Other Names: Tums   Mylanta   Maalox   Calcium   Calcium Carbonate

Imodium

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Gaviscon is a non-medical prescription medication for the treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is produced and distributed in the UK by Reckitt Benckiser and by GlaxoSmithKline in the US and Canada.Gaviscon is taken to treat hea... Read more on Wikipedia
Loperamide (R-18553), a synthetic piperidine derivative, is an opioid medication used against diarrhea resulting from gastroenteritis or inflammatory bowel disease. In most countries it is available generically and under brand names such as '''Lop... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Patsy
February 10, 2014
Patsy wrote
Rebound from PPIs
I had been on PPIs for 8 years when I weaned off them last Christmas. The really bad rebound affect lasted for roughly two weeks and progressively eased up. I used Gaviscon and later DGL liquorice plus Mastic Gum both bought from Vitacost to ease symptoms. Now several months later Im still taking DGL but have finished the bottle of mastic and won't get it again. I still use Gaviscon when needed but thats not very often as I've learned what upsets me now and avoid it.
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and that gives me bad D. Rennies also not helping, and...
...think my heartburn is worse when taking imodium. I've ...D. Tried Gaviscon and that gives me bad D. Rennies also not helping, and not ...to take imodium which I like to take a few times a wee...
I take Gaviscon and have had no problems at all with it....
...has no problem with me taking Imodium if I ...something for indigestion just not at the same time as the mezavant, which is what the drug info says. I take Gaviscon and have had no problems at a...
Johnny, Imodium can be taken for relief from symptoms but...
Hi Johnny, Imodium can be taken for relief from symptoms but it is not advisable to take it long term ...so I would advise against it. Stick to the gaviscon and it might be worth asking your GP i...
within two months of finishing rads. Gaviscon helped...
...help you. I found Aquaphor helped with soreness. .../ couldn't use Imodium. Diarrhea pretty ...while but I was able to travel within two months of finishing rads. Gaviscon helped me a...
frequently. Taking imodium, gaviscon. Permanent cure?...
...belching, passing stools frequently. Taking imodium, gaviscon. Permanent cure? I have been ...but after i go my stomach aches and i belch ...on umprozone and take imodium and gaviscon, i have...
time! I just took 1/2 imodium, 2 gaviscon and 2 pepto....
...big time! I just took 1/2 imodium, 2 gaviscon and 2 pepto. I think I need to take the other half of the imodium. BM's are normal......very normal...... I just can't get my...
old and is on gaviscon, domperidone and ranatidine, hes...
...on imodium ...gaviscon, domperidone and ranatidine, hes under the local paed. weigth wise hes fine 16lb 10.5oz but hes a silent refluxer. the meds did help but hes had urine infection and a bad...
do that when anxious) Take Imodium to deal with it. I have...
...when anxious) Take Imodium to deal with ...if I need Imodium, painkillers, heatpads or Gaviscon I just take ...for when I feel dizzy. There is an over the counter med for nausea called Bucca...
the domperidone and then give him something like imodium
...thought you had said to stop the runs about domperidone ...gaviscon say no to adult gaviscon ...smell and texture. can they not let him have the domperidone and then give him something like i...
has been trying. They gave me gaviscon! I don't know what...
...years now and I took buscopan when needed and Imodium for when I went out. ...fell pregnant I was given lansoprazole 30mg to take before ...it has been trying. They gave me gaviscon! I don'...
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