Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bismuth subsalicylate in Traveler's Diarrhea

Bismuth subsalicylate can be useful in the prevention and treatment of traveler's diarrhea. Antibiotic prophylaxis is not routinely recommended. Treatment is typically with a fluoroquinolone or azithromycin. One recommended fluid replacement is: 1L of water with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 4 tbsp sugar.
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