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Should Imodium(immodium) be given during any stage of c-diff infection
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Should Imodium(immodium) be given during any stage of c-diff infection

82 yr old father came down with c-diff after a bout with bad bronchitis. Was given Imodium (immodium) before diagnosis and then
given Imodium (immodium) four days during treatment. From everything I have read you should not give Imodium (immodium) to someone with c-diff.

Is there a point when it is beneficial or should it never be given.

Thank you.
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Hi,
Imodium (immodium) is usually not given for infective diarrhea. This may worsen the condition by retaining the bacteria and their toxins in the gut.
C-diff is treated with either metronidazole or vancomycin. Probiotics may also be taken for better relief.
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