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Diarrhea Secondary to Medications

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Diarrhea Secondary to Medications, Drug-Induced Diarrhea, Medication-Induced Diarrhea, Medication Causes of Diarrhea

  • Causes
  • Medication Class
  1. Magnesium containing preparations (Antacids, Laxatives)
  2. Citrates
  3. Phosphates
  4. Sulfates
  5. Sugar Alcohols
    1. Mannitol
    2. Sorbitol
    3. Xylitol
  1. Antiarrhythmics (Quinidine, Digoxin)
  2. Amoxicillan-Clavulanate (Augmentin)
  3. Chemotherapeutic agents
  4. Metformin (Glucophage)
  5. Calcitonin
  6. Colchicine
  7. NSAIDs
  8. Misoprostol
  • Causes
  • Increased Motility
  1. Macrolides (e.g. Erythromycin)
  2. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
  3. Stimulant Laxatives (e.g. Bisacodyl, senna)
  • References
  1. Schiller in Feldman (2002) Sleisenger GI, p. 136
  2. Burgers (2020) Am Fam Physician 101(8): 472-80 [PubMed]