antidiarrheal


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antidiarrheal

[¦an·tē‚dī·ə¦rē·əl]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as Kaopectate, that prevents or arrests diarrhea.
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Some patients' symptoms will resolve spontaneously, whereas others may require over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications such as bismuth subsalicylate, or in other cases, 5-aminosalicylic acid compounds or immunosuppressants.
This fern is used as a medicinal plant in Latin America due to its antifungal, trichomonacidal, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity (Duke and Ottesen, 2009; Argueta et al.
Medications prescribed: For temporary relief, doctors prescribe antidiarrheal drugs.
Most episodes of diarrhoea are self-limiting and medications such as antibiotics and antidiarrheal are generally not necessary; instead, they could be harmful.
Pomegranate leaf extract has shown free radical scavenging activity and antioxidant effects in vitro as well as numerous pharmacological activities, such as antitumor, antibacterial, astringent, anti-obesity and antidiarrheal activity [2,3].
Antibiotics and antidiarrheal agents like Imodium also may increase risk of HUS.
But it's important to keep your doctor informed, because antidiarrheal agents are prescribed for short-term use only.
Conservative therapy includes habit training (timed defecation), use of antidiarrheal agents if stool is too loose, and biofeedback.
Antidiarrheal agents, such as loperamide for mild diarrhea and octreotide for persistent diarrhea, also may be used.
Nigerian geophagical clay: a traditional antidiarrheal pharmaceutical.
Also, pack an extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses, your health insurance card, medical health history, laxatives and antidiarrheal medication.
K+ channel openers delay intestinal transit and have antidiarrheal activity.