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Medications associated with diarrhea

Medications associated with diarrhea
System targeted by drug Type of agent Examples
Cardiovascular Antiarrhythmics Digoxin
Procainamide
Quinidine
Antihypertensives

ACE inhibitors
Angiotensin II receptor blockers*
Beta blockers
Hydralazine
Methyldopa

Cholesterol-lowering agents Clofibrate
Gemfibrozil
Statins
Diuretics Acetazolamide
Ethacrynic acid
Furosemide
Central nervous system Antianxiety drugs Alprazolam
Meprobamate
Antiparkinsonian drugs Levodopa
Other agents Anticholinergic agents
Fluoxetine
Lithium
Tacrine
Endocrine Oral hypoglycemic agents Metformin
Thyroid replacement therapy Synthroid
Gastrointestinal Antiulcer/antacid drugs H2RAs
Magnesium-containing antacids
Misoprostol
Proton pump inhibitors
Bile acids Chenodeoxycholic acid
Ursodeoxycholic acid
Laxatives Cathartics
Lactulose
Sorbitol
Treatments for inflammatory bowel disease 5-aminosalycilates (particularly olsalazine)
Musculoskeletal Gold salts Auranofin
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs Ibuprofen
Mefenamic acid
Naproxen
Phenylbutazone
Treatments for periodic fever syndrome or gout Colchicine
Other Antibiotics Amoxicillin
Ampicillin
Cephalosporins
Clindamycin
Neomycin
Tetracycline
Antineoplastic agents Many
Dietary Alcohol
Sugar substitutes (eg, sorbitol)
Vitamins Magnesium
Vitamin C
ACE: angiotensin-converting enzyme; H2RA: histamine-2 receptor antagonist.
* Olmesartan has been associated with sprue-like enteropathy.
¶ Most antibiotics have been associated with diarrhea.
Data from:
  1. Holt PR. Diarrhea and malabsorption in the elderly. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2001; 30:427.
  2. Ratnaike RN, Jones TE. Mechanisms of drug-induced diarrhoea in the elderly. Drugs Aging 1998; 13:245.
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