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While it may be common to experience diarrhoea at the beginning of treatment on increase in dose, we encourage you to inform our medical support team of nurses and pharmacists if this occurs. They can provide more personalised advice to help ease your symptoms.
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In the meantime, here are some things to focus on to help relieve diarrhoea:
Drink small amounts of fluids frequently to prevent dehydration.
- Trial sips of ginger ale, clear juice, soda water or oral rehydration solutions from your local pharmacy or sucking on ice blocks
- Temporarily avoid fruits, lactose, vegetables & natural juices in case they worsen your symptoms, but don't forget to add them back gradually once diarrhoea resolves
When you're feeling ready to eat again - try dry toast, crackers, white rice, bananas, potatoes first & then progress to your normal diet.
You should go to a hospital's emergency department or call triple zero (000) for an ambulance if you experience the following alongside diarrhoea: Blood or pus in the stool, fever >38.5°C, signs of dehydration (such as decreased urination, lethargy or listlessness, extreme thirst, and a dry mouth), significant abdominal pain
Seek immediate medical attention, either from your practitioner or from the emergency department, if you have diarrhoea and: have a high temperature (fever), signs of dehydration, can't take in more than a few sips of liquid or can't keep water down, it continues for more than 72 hours