Diarrhoea without blood or mucus. Common causes include viruses and
enterotoxigenic strains of E. coli.
Rehydration is the cornerstone of management. This should be done with
oral rehydration solution (ORS) unless the patient is vomiting or profoundly
Loperamide, oral, 4 mg immediately, followed by 2 mg after each loose
o Maximum dose: 16 mg daily.
Reference and further reading
Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for South Africa 2012 EditionNaijaBlog.ng