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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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.
Patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS have accelerated transit and may benefit from antidiarrheal agents.