what to use for traveler's diarrhea

People often ask what to use for traveler's diarrhea.

Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, etc) works for mild cases...and also for prevention.

Suggest 2 tabs every 30 minutes for up to 8 doses for TREATMENT...or 2 tabs QID for up to 3 weeks for PREVENTION. Warn people about possible black tongue and stools.

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