Diarrhea|Meds Or Other Agents

Etiology

  • Many meds can contribute to diarrhea
  • Metformin, laxatives, olmesartan, chemotherapy agents, many others
  • Other agents: excessive caffeine intake; chronic ETOH abuse; sorbitol (diet candy)
  • Try to link onset of watery diarrhea to start of Rx/exposure; though sometimes delayed onset