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

  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]