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Drinks that Cause Diarrhea

It’s not only different foods that can trigger diarrhea. For some people, certain drinks can be the cause of diarrhea or worsen symptoms.2 When looking at your diet to identify trigger foods, remember to also note what you’re drinking.

Sweetened drinks2

Drinks with high concentrations of sugar (e.g. prune juice) and juices containing fructose may worsen diarrhea.

Diet drinks2

Drinks and gums containing sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol may worsen diarrhea.


The caffeine in coffee and tea – as well as many soft drinks – has been identified as a trigger for some people. If you enjoy a hot drink, consider opting for a decaffeinated option.


Your favorite alcoholic beverage might worsen your diarrhea. Establish which drinks disagree with you and prove problematic – and avoid them.


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