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1.4 Acute Diarrhoea

1.4 ACUTE DIARRHOEA

1.4 Acute Diarrhoea

First line treatment in acute diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis is prevention or treatment of fluid and electrolyte depletion. For details of oral rehydration preparations see section 9.2.1.2.  In babies and infants it is unusual for this fluid to be required for more than about two feeds.

      1.4.2 Antimotility drugs 

                     GREEN      Loperamide  [Consider OTC/Self care] 
                                       capsules 2mg 
                                       syrup 1mg/5mL
 
                     GREEN      Codeine phosphate
                                       tablets 15mg, 30mg, 60mg
                                       syrup 25mg/5mL
 
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