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21. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Isnt Imodium only helpful after the fact? Or is it also preventive?? BTW, I am not being sarcastic here...I actually really would like to know

This seems to be the general concensus in the medical literature I found...Do not take anything except anti-nausea medication as a prophilaxsis. Hope it helps;)

All travelers should bring along an antibiotic and an antidiarrheal drug to be started promptly if significant diarrhea occurs, defined as three or more loose stools in an 8-hour period or five or more loose stools in a 24-hour period, especially if accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cramps, fever or blood in the stool. Antibiotics which have been shown to be effective include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), rifaximin (Xifaxan), or azithromycin (Zithromax). Either loperamide (Imodium) or diphenoxylate (Lomotil) should be taken in addition to the antibiotic to reduce diarrhea and prevent dehydration.

If diarrhea is severe or bloody, or if fever occurs with shaking chills, or if abdominal pain becomes marked, or if diarrhea persists for more than 72 hours, medical attention should be sought.

22. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

the worst train journey i have ever had was going from Prague to Paris last summer... it was so horrible because the ticket guy (sorry i dont know what they're called!!) he sold us a couple tickets with the guarantee of us getting our bikes on the train... so we waited at the train station for about 4 hours in the middle of the night, and just when the train arrived, we realized that the ticket guy didn't sell us the right ticket, so we couldn't get on with our bikes... we had to take another train the next day, but we had to sleep in the station overnight, and buy completely NEW tickets, just to get to Paris...
...but don't stories like that make everything more memorable?!;)
Lauren

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