My niece has a diarrhea when i went off for office today. I have read in the internet that it is not advisable to get a medication within the first 6 hours of diarrhea, because diarrhea often helps get rid of body infection. Thanks, her frequent visit to the john was totally stopped up without taking any medication. I advised her to take in lots of fluids to replace depleted body fluids.
There are two types of anti-diarrheals:
1. the thickening mixtures - contain clay or fruit pectin and absorb the bacteria and toxins in the intestine. They are safe as they do not get into the body system, however, these absorb bacteria need for digestion.Long term use is not adsvised.
2. the antispasmodic - are antidiarrheals which slow the spasms of the intestine
Most medicines contain both thickening and antispasmodic ingredients.