Popular Diarrhea Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price Price Trend
Antifolate / Sulfa Antibiotic Combinations 8
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trimethoprim. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Antifolate / Sulfa Antibiotic Combinations 8
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trimethoprim. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Antifolate / Sulfa Antibiotic Combinations 8
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trimethoprim. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Nitroimidazole Antibiotics 11
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Metronidazole (Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrogel-Vaginal, Metrolotion, Flagyl) is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic metronidazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Anticholinergic / Antidiarrheal Combinations 45
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ATROPINE; DIPHENOXYLATE is used to treat diarrhea.
Anticholinergic / Antidiarrheal Combinations 45
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ATROPINE; DIPHENOXYLATE is used to treat diarrhea.
Antidiarrheals 70
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LOPERAMIDE is used to treat diarrhea.
Rifamycins 1,952
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Rifaximin (Xifaxan) is an expensive drug used to treat traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that can occur due to severe liver disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Xifaxan. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Glycopeptide Antibiotics 322
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VANCOMYCIN is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections in the bowel. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Opioids 396
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OPIUM TINCTURE (OH-pee-uhm) belongs to the same class of medicines as the narcotic pain relievers. However, this medicine is used to decrease the number and frequency of bowel movements. It is used to treat diarrhea.
Antiprotozoals 448
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NITAZOXANIDE is an anti-infective. It is used to treat diarrhea caused by some parasites.
Macrolide Antibiotics 3,504
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FIDAXOMICIN is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections in the bowel. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
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Antidiarrheals 646
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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