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When to take antibiotics

Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. However, they are often unnecessarily taken, contributing to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. If antibiotics become ineffective, it could be the start of a global health crisis - doctors and he...

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What is the correct Loperamide dosage?

Loperamide can be used to prevent or treat diarrhoea by slowing down the bowel movements. However, there is an increased risk of side effects if you are taking the wrong dosage. That is why it is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before ...

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What is Loperamide used for?

It is important to understand that while Loperamide can treat many different diarrhoea symptoms, it does not treat the root cause. The root cause is usually an infection, and there are other medications to deal with that. Instead, Loperamide helps to...

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Traveller's diarrhoea

Traveller’s diarrhoea is the term used to describe diarrhoea experienced by people travelling to foreign countries. It is most common in young adults and can affect up to 60% of travellers. High-risk destinations include Africa, Asia, the ...

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Loperamide side effects

You can use Loperamide to treat all forms of diarrhoea, but you do need to be careful about the side effects. As effective as this drug can be, misuse or even regular use can result in side effects that are less than pleasant.

The most common ones...

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Ciprofloxacin side effects

The antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, is used to treat numerous body infections. It is often prescribed for treating bone, urinary tract, skin and lungs infections.

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Ciprofloxacin and alcohol

Ciprofloxacin is a treatment for different kinds of infections. These can be infections on practically any part of the body such as bone, urinary tract, skin and lungs infections. While there is no warning listed for the interaction of the drug with ...