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Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by udomoh(m): 7:26am On Aug 11
Dear Nigerians, flagyl and tetracycline are not first aid for diarrhea

Medical doctor and social media influencer @aproko doctor took to his Twitter handle to beg Nigerians to desist from using flagyl (metronidazole) and tetracycline (red and yellow capsule) as first aid for the treatment of diarrhoea citing antibiotics abuse and resistance as reasons.

Read his tweets and the responses that followed below….

Dear Nigerians, flagyl and tetracycline are not first aid for diarrhea

You are causing more problems for yourself and people around you by abusing antibiotics.

Most cases of diarrhea will resolve on its own, except otherwise, what you need is something to stop the diarrhea and take lots of water or Oral rehydration salts ORS for short

Abusing antibiotics may lead to antibiotic resistance where the bacteria now defeats the antibiotics

If you must stop diarrhea, ask your pharmacist for antidiarrheal medication to stop it, what this drug will do is to slow down the rate at which your intestine empties, and in the process, lessen the diarrhea Going for antibiotics first will only harm you in the long run.

If you however see blood while having diarrhea, then you should see your doctor immediately YOU need to stop this habit of randomly taking antibiotics when you do not feel well

YOU ARE CAUSING WAHALA

Recently, there has been cases of gonorrhea resistant to major antibiotics

ONLY TAKE ANTIBIOTICS when it has been prescribed by a doctor. There are even cases that antibiotics cause diarrhea, will you take another antibiotic for that?

Please let us prevent major catastrophes by minimizing our use of antibiotics

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AYANLOLA ABDULJELIL@owolabitaiwo
@aproko_doctor
Slow down Aproko Doc.. In case of diarrhoea, we either take Flagyl or Tetracycline BUT never both as first aid treatment… Either way doc, you have only been able to tell us the PROBLEM but failed to give us a REMEDY (advice).

@johnawele@johnawele2
Replying to@aproko_doctor
Doc, with alllll due respect,I agree with u 101% but,tetracycline has saved me from the wicked hands of diarrhea till date, pls leave am, u don see poo wey dey run like tap that as soon as I pop o e tetracycline pill the whole thing seizes

John Alade@sir_johnalade
Replying to@aproko_doctor
Loperamide is the first line for non complicated diarrhea.. Stop abusing antibiotics

Sis Ify@Ifystic
Replying to@aproko_doctor
Say it loud doc. Gwa ha! Any small kpururu of the stomach they carry red and yellow capsule.

geebo@Adegeebokayode
Replying to@aproko_doctor

Thanks Doc, But when a person goes to toilet almost immediately after every meal? Is this also diarrhea or something else? Or how bad is it?

AyPhilip@Philipayot
Replying to@aproko_doctor
andrew liver salt nko?

Motxx@Moteerayo
Replying to@aproko_doctor
Garri or soda water works for me all the time. Used to take tetracycline in those days but at a point it started stopping my bowel movements for days. Soda water all the way. Sans cream soda works for me too.

Kay@lovablepearl__
Replying to@aproko_doctor
Doctor, please differentiate between diarrhea and dysentry.

Conqueror@kaynechima
Replying to@aproko_doctor
How sir? But it seems to work almost 100% of the time and we haven’t died.

Yunus@Yunus_Leo1
Replying to@aproko_doctor
Eating about 2 slices of bread without out water stops it as well.

ChunLi of Lagos @Dazzlergold1

Please increase the volume. My parents were always sending me antibiotics in my boarding days. I got tested later on and my body was resistant to a lot of them.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/08/10/flagyl-and-tetracycline-are-not-first-aid-for-diarrhea-aproko-doctor/?amp

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by CheapDataGuy: 2:13pm On Aug 11
Don't know of others but flygyl na life saver.

Been using it and it's been working for me

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Sunnybabe(m): 2:13pm On Aug 11
shocked
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by inoki247: 2:13pm On Aug 11
dey dere dey mumu ursef Falgyl wey dey active pass Sniper na overdose no good even for malaria drugs dey always put instructions if e no work for u consult ur Dr.


All diz Twitter Dr sef one day dem go wake up nd tell us Paracetamol dey cure HIV nd Hapetis B...

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Houseofglam7(f): 2:13pm On Aug 11
undecided
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by mallamnari: 2:13pm On Aug 11
Sunnybabe:
ftc

Not so fast dude, try next week

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by urchcherry: 2:14pm On Aug 11
That's for those that like talking drugs
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by harbeordune(f): 2:14pm On Aug 11
Very true. Antibiotic resistance is on the increase.
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Yakade(m): 2:15pm On Aug 11
OK, OK okay
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Jmk9292(m): 2:15pm On Aug 11
Good piece of advice......... That's if Nigerians would listen.
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Yewandequeen(f): 2:16pm On Aug 11
This will be hard to stop cos majority first means of stopping diarrhea is Flagyl.

Little did many know that Soaking garri or eating bread also helps.

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by TheSociopath(m): 2:16pm On Aug 11
Works for me everytime though the abuse can stop ur shit for days

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by chukslawrence(m): 2:17pm On Aug 11
Aproko doctor and doctor Olufunmilayo.... These two doctors on twitter will make you sue that family doctor of yours

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by mastertunji(m): 2:17pm On Aug 11
My two favorite drugs

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Odingo1: 2:18pm On Aug 11
Nonsense, Flagyl na koko, just one tablet you are back to factory setting.

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by tstx(m): 2:18pm On Aug 11
Can't remember the last time i took drugs



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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by OgbanjeProphet: 2:18pm On Aug 11
Useless Aproko doctor! Ask am any question at all, he will never answer you. Just be yaning rubbish for twitter.

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by DennisEche(m): 2:19pm On Aug 11
Wait make I come back from sallah

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Stevengold(m): 2:20pm On Aug 11
Seeing the post alone sef, my belle don dey run. cry

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Angelfrost: 2:20pm On Aug 11
Ironically, it's most of your fellow doctors that compound the issue of antibiotics resistance... Nigeria is one of the few countries where "trained" medical doctors prescribe antibiotics for flu and common cold symptoms especially in pediatric cases. Same thing for self-limiting oto-infections...

The case of metronidazole use in non-complicated diarrhea is an age long abuse that will be difficult to curb, mostly due to the constipation-inducing side-effect of the drug (which most mistake as the main therapeutic effect).

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by gurunlocker: 2:22pm On Aug 11
But it has been working before they gave birth to you?

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by lastempero: 2:23pm On Aug 11
Ok
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by Naijafull19: 2:26pm On Aug 11
Good first aid for diarrhea....ORAL REHYDRATION SALT

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Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by chukslawrence(m): 2:27pm On Aug 11
OgbanjeProphet:
Useless Aproko doctor! Ask am any question at all, he will never answer you. Just be yaning rubbish for twitter.

Visit his site.
Re: Flagyl And Tetracycline Are Not First Aid For Diarrhea – Aproko Doctor by JuanDeDios: 2:28pm On Aug 11
CheapDataGuy:
Don't know of Regards but flygyl na life saver.

Been using it and it's been working for me

inoki247:
dey dere dey mumu ursef Falgyl wey dey active pass Sniper na overdose no good even for malaria drugs dey always put instructions if e no work for u consult ur Dr.


All diz Twitter Dr sef one day dem go wake up nd tell us Paracetamol dey cure HIV nd Hapetis B...
You people don't understand the problem - no, crisis - of the antibiotics resistance that is emerging; that's why you're attacking him. I doubt you even know what antibiotics are much less their pharmacology. The doc is not saying antibotics don't work. He's saying they work too much. He's saying that using antibiotics for the common diarrhoea is wrong because (1) It's like using an AK-47 to kill a cockroach (2) You're contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance IN THE LONG TERM. There are simpler meds you can use that will work just as well - if you feel you must take meds.

The day you get bitten by a nasty bug or catch an infection and all the antibiotics in the market refuse to work on your system, you will understand.

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