An over-the-counter antidiarrheal drug can help clear a bout of diarrhea, but it’s important to take the medication properly.
The Academy of Family Physicians suggests:
- Following the label’s instructions on how often to take the medication, and how much to take.
- Calling your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or are taking other medications.
- Taking no more than the suggested maximum. More medication does not work more effectively or quickly.
- Using only one antidiarrheal medication at a time, unless directed by your doctor.