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Diarrhea Secondary to Medications

Aka: Diarrhea Secondary to Medications, Drug-Induced Diarrhea, Medication-Induced Diarrhea
  1. See Also
    1. Chronic Diarrhea
    2. Chronic Watery Diarrhea
    3. Clostridium difficile
  2. Causes: Medication Class
    1. Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea
      1. See Clostridium difficile
      2. Macrolides (e.g. Erythromycin)
      3. Aminoglycosides
      4. Amoxicillan-Clavulanate (Augmentin)
    2. Chemotherapeutic agents
    3. Antiinflammatory medications
      1. NSAIDS
      2. Colchicine
      3. Ticlopidine
    4. Antiarrhythmics
      1. Quinidine
      2. Digitalis (Digoxin)
    5. Antihypertensives
      1. Beta Blockers
      2. ACE Inhibitors
      3. Olmesartan (Benicar)
        1. May cause a sprue-like Enteropathy not seen with other Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
    6. Endocrine agents
      1. Acarbose (Precose)
      2. Orlistat (Xenical)
      3. Metformin (Glucophage)
      4. Thyroid Replacement
    7. Gastrointestinal Agents
      1. Magnesium or calcium containing Antacids
      2. Stimulant Laxatives (e.g. Bisacodyl, senna)
      3. H2 Receptor Antagonists (e.g. Ranitidine)
      4. Proton Pump Inhibitors (e.g. Omeprazole)
      5. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
    8. Miscellaneous agents
      1. Misoprostol
      2. Theophylline
      3. Calcitonin
      4. Lithium
  3. Causes: Osmotic Diarrhea
    1. Magnesium containing preparations (Antacids, Laxatives)
    2. Citrates
    3. Phosphates
    4. Sulfates
    5. Sugar Alcohols
      1. Mannitol
      2. Sorbitol
      3. Xylitol
  4. Causes: Secretory Diarrhea
    1. Antiarrhythmics (Quinidine, Digoxin)
    2. Amoxicillan-Clavulanate (Augmentin)
    3. Chemotherapeutic agents
    4. Metformin (Glucophage)
    5. Calcitonin
    6. Colchicine
    7. NSAIDs
    8. Misoprostol
    9. Ticlopidine
  5. Causes: Increased Motility
    1. Macrolides (e.g. Erythromycin)
    2. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
    3. Stimulant Laxatives (e.g. Bisacodyl, senna)
  6. Causes: Malabsorption
    1. Acarbose (Precose)
    2. Aminoglycosides
    3. Orlistat (Xenical)
    4. Thyroid Replacement
    5. Ticlopidine
  7. References
    1. Schiller in Feldman (2002) Sleisenger GI, p. 136

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