Diarrhea–loose and watery bowel movements–is a common health problem that happens to people at least once a year, usually lasting no more than a few days. It has a variety of causes, including, but not limited to, dehydration, viruses, bacteria and parasites, and also contaminated food.

Though diarrhea is a non-serious ailment, that does not mean that you can remain passive about its effects as it can be life-threatening if left untreated in the long term. Fortunately, there is a plethora of anti-diarrheal medicines on the market that is guaranteed to stop an occasional bout of diarrhea from affecting you, usually containing either Loperamide (Imodium) or Bismuth Subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol).

Listed here are some of the best anti-diarrheal pills that are sure to provide your stomach and bowels with relief from the effects of diarrhea whether at home or when travelling abroad. If you are suffering from diarrhea and you want to feel better fast, check out 8 of the best anti-diarrheal pills for quick diarrhea relief:

1. Imodium A-D Anti-Diarrheal Caplets
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The Imodium A-D Anti-Diarrheal Caplets are literally number one on the list as they provide you with the best diarrhea relief you will ever need. Available in of 6, 12 and 48 caplets, these caplets are effective whether at home or when traveling to faraway places.

2. Berkley Jensen Anti-Diarrheal Tablets
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The Berkley Jensen Anti-Diarrheal Tablets are ideal for dealing with diarrhea, an upset stomach, and gas as each tablet–192 in total–is packed with with 2 milligrams of Loperamide, and controls all diarrhea symptoms, including those of Traveller's Diarrhea.

3. GeriCare Anti-Diarrheal
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Each bottle of Gericare Anti-Diarrheal contains 96 caplets in total, all packed with 2 milligrams of Loperamide which is proven for control and symptomatic Acute Diarrhea relief. The caplets themselves are safe to take as they are not made with rubber latex.

4. Rite Aid Anti Diarrheal
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The capsule-shaped Rite-Aid Anti-Diarrheal Tablets are easier to swallow compared to other anti-diarrheal medications on the market. Available in packs of 12, 24 and 96, each tablet is packed with Loperamide which not only controls and treats diarrhea symptoms, but also alleviates various stomach ailments.

5. Amazon Basic Care Anti-Diarrheal Tablets
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Like most of the anti-diarrheal medicines on the list, the Amazon Basic Care Anti-Diarrheal Tablets contain 2 milligrams of Loperamide per tablet–36 in total–and can control many diarrhea symptoms, including those of Traveler's Diarrhea. They are best taken after drinking plenty of fluids to help prevent diarrhea-causing dehydration.

6. Kaopectate Multi-Symptom Relief Caplets
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The Kaopectate Multi-Symptom Relief Caplets are your trusted friends when going abroad as they provide easy on-the-go relief! Each caplet is made from Bismuth Subsalicylate which offers quick and temporary relief from seven types of stomach and gastrointestinal discomfort, including diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea.

7. Pepto Bismol Ultra Caplets
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The Pepto Bismol Ultra Caplets do not just relieve diarrhea; they also deal with indigestion, nausea and even heartburn! Each caplet is made of Bismuth Subsalicylate, and has two times the strength of the original Pepto Bismol caplets, effectively providing the ultimate relief needed for your upset stomach.

8. Pepto Bismol Diarrhea Liquicaps
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The Pepto Bismol Diarrhea Liquicaps calm and sooth your stomach as they do not just treat diarrhea symptoms, but effectively coats and kills diarrhea-causing bacteria at its source. Like those of the Bismol Ultra, each caplet packs two times the strength of the original Pepto Bismol while being just as effective as the original liquid form.