Drug Safety Update
There have been reports of cardiac events include QT prolongation, torsardes de pointes and cardiac arrest in patients who have taken high or very high doses as a drug of abuse or self treatment of opioid withdrawal.
Diarrhoea is a symptom or complication rather than a disease state - treatment depends on the cause. Recent foreign travel, other drugs, antibiotics and food poisoning are frequent causes of self-limiting episodes of diarrhoea.
For causes secondary to antibiotic usage or infective organisms, avoid antimotility drugs and send a stool sample.