Are there any prescription medications for diarrhea?

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Besides over-the-counter antidiarrheals, your doctor may prescribe certain prescription medications to treat underlying conditions of diarrhea. In addition, your doctor may recommend prescription antibiotics for bacterial infections. If your diarrhea lasts for more than two or three days, you should talk to your doctor about a prescription medication.

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