Taking liquid, gel, or sublingual vitamins and medications can ensure better and faster absorption into your system.
Be warned, antibiotics can cause diarrhea as well as change the odor and color of your output. Consuming probiotics and yogurt can help return your bowel to a happy place.
Chemotherapy can also cause diarrhea or constipation. It’s good to talk to your doctor about how chemotherapy might affect your ostomy.
Never take laxatives with your ileostomy. Laxatives cause severe fluid and electrolyte imbalance that could result in a not very fun hospital trip.
The UOAA put together a Medication & Ostomy chart in their Ostomy Nutrition Guide – UOAA on page 14. This chart is broken down by drug group and type of ostomy, and describes what kind of reaction might happen based on those two factors.