Medication & Prescription drugs for Colostomates

Any medication you take will work just as effectively as before. Prescription drugs, vitamins aspirin, and other medications will continue to be absorbed into your body just as before your colostomy.

Some medications may change the colour, odour or consistency of your stool. Non-prescription medications, like antacids, can cause constipation or diarrhoea. Antibiotics may make your stool thinner than normal, and may even cause diarrhoea. If you have questions about any medications you are taking, ask your doctor, pharmacist or stoma nurse.