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For my son and myself, Pepto works great on an upset tummy and gas pain but Imodium works best when diarrhea hits.
But - as others have said, you’re risking swinging back and forth if you keep treating in an alternating pattern.
If at all possible - I’d let the diarrhea run it’s course hydrating with lots of water and perhaps Gatorade. Just as long as it doesn’t go on for days...
Then stick to some mild, bland foods to let the irritation in the digestive tract settle down.
No fun, that’s for sure. You have my sympathy! Shout all you want here. We can take it.
As an aside, IMO, diarrhea is generally preferred over constipation, since the last thing anyone wants is an obstructed bowel. Do make sure he gets plenty of fluids.
Also, I've found a daily glass (just 4-8 oz) of prune juice works well to keep constipation away.