Medication for Abdominal Spasms & Pain With Food Poisoning

Effects

Symptoms of food poisoning typically include fever, fatigue, nausea, stomach pain and cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

Time Frame

Symptoms of food poisoning usually begin within a few hours of eating a contaminated food item. Symptoms may last just a day or they may persist for as long as 10 days in some cases.

Over-the-Counter Medications

Anti-diarrheal medications such as Imodium and upset stomach medications such as Pepto Bismol may help relieve spasms and pain. Also, Tylenol can alleviate pain. Avoid ibuprofen because it may make the pain worse.

Prescription Medications

A doctor may prescribe antibiotics, anti-nausea medications and anti-diarrheal medications.

Warning

See a doctor if you are vomiting frequently for more than 2 days, if you are vomiting blood, if diarrhea persists for more than 3 days, if blood is present in stools or if you are unable to keep down any liquids for more than 24 hours.