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Diarrhea

If you have chemotherapy related diarrhea:

  • Keep well hydrated with at least ten-twelve 8 ounce glasses of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids.
  • Stop using stool softeners, laxatives, fiber supplements, etc.
  • Avoid caffeine.  Avoid smoking.
  • Take loperamide (Imodium) 2 tablets after your first loose bowel movement, then one tablet after each loose bowel movement, up to 12 tablets/day.
  • Keep your rectal area as clean as possible.  Sitz baths may be soothing.
  • If you are feeling weak, lightheaded or notice decreased urine output, call the office at (717) 975-8900.

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