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Who should take anti-diarrheal and gas medications?

Anti-diarrheal and anti-gas medications are intended for the temporary relief of diarrhea and gas. Anti-diarrheal medications help relieve symptoms. If your diarrhea does not get better in a couple of days, or if you feel lightheaded or dizzy, call your doctor. See a doctor if you have chronic gas or belching, as well.

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