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aj2234
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I just a question about the pill's effectiveness with regards to diarrhea. I took Monday's pill at 8pm as I normally do. At about 11am on Tuesday, I went to the bathroom and noticed my stool was very watery (sorry to be graphic), which is, needless to say, abnormal. It was the same again when I went to the bathroom an hour or so later. However, I've felt fine the rest of the day, haven't had any stomach pains/complications and have been eating and drinking as per normal. I have also now taken Tuesday's pill as well. Would my bowel movements have have compromised my pill's effectiveness at all? If it helps at all, Tuesday's pill was the fourth pill in a new pill packet.

Thankyou.

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Sam W
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The pill is usually absorbed within 3-4 hours, so the diarrhea you had is unlikely to have effected the absorption. So, your pills effectiveness hasn't been compromised.
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aj2234
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Hi, sorry, but I need to open this thread up once again. :/

It seems like I'm having some sort of stomach complication and have been for approximately a week. Some days are fine, but others have seen me having stomach pain, and looser (but not watery, as before) stools. But, I've been going to the bathroom a full 14 hours, if not more, after taking my pill.

Would this compromise its effectiveness at all?

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Karybu
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As long as you've not been going to the bathroom within a few hours of taking your pill, you should be fine, but you can always call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to double check.

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Thank you. Given the nature of my situation, it's not the easiest thing to verbalise to a pharmacist, but I'll consider it if the problem continues. Thank you for your help.

P.S - I love Arundhati Roy! The God of Small Things is such a great book. [Smile]

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Glad to help. (And yes, Arundhati Roy is an amazing writer!)

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