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Expert Pearls

Diarrhea - Fruit juice

Fruit juice excess may cause chronic diarrhea in toddlers (one case, filtered apple juice did not cause diarrhea while filtered did). [Acta Pediatrica, 1995; 84:1241-1244. 23680 (1995)] Summary Interview

Diarrhea - Lactobacillus GG

Lactobacillus GG 1 capsule (1010 bacteria) b.i.d. with meals and at the same time as the antibiotic (mixed with food in children) reduced the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. [J Pediatr 1999;135:564-568. 33808 (2000)] Summary Interview

Diarrhea - Probiotics

Probiotics (multi-strain) at 6 gm per day (200-250 billion bacteria per day) in divided doses away from meals and antibiotics. [Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Jul;41(7):1284-7. Epub 2007 Jun 26. 46026 (12/2007)] Summary Interview

Diarrhea - Zinc

Zinc 20 mg (elemental) from zinc sulfate dissolved in milk or water 2 hours after meals (10 mg/d if under 6 months of age). [J Clin Epidemiol, 2007 Jun;60(6):560-6. Epub 2006 Dec 11. 45975 (10/2007)] Summary Interview
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