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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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CDR Roundup--The introduction of Imodium in a caplet form has enhanced the runaway success this antidiarrheal agent from McNeil Consumer Products Co.
Fastest-growing categories(*) "PM" analgesics +190 Antistain dentifrices +174 Feminine hygiene medications +122 Hydrocortisones + 82 Blood glucose measurement + 48 Sunscreens (SPF 5+) + 41 Cough drops + 40 Cough medications + 33 Ibuprofens + 32 One-step shampoos + 31 Gift sets + 30 Digital thermometers + 27 Toothbrushes + 26 Athlete's foot products + 25 Chest rubs + 24 Aspirin + 22 Antidiarrheals + 22 Allergy remedies + 21 First aid antiseptics + 21 Tampoons + 17 Fiber laxatives + 17 Simethicone antacids + 17 Artificial tears + 16 Throat lozenges/sprays + 15 Nonfiber laxatives + 11 Eye medications + 11 (*)Percentage increase for selected categories in dollar sales for the fourth qu arter of 1991 versus 1990.
The Food and Drug Administration made such information mandatory for antacids, laxatives and antidiarrheals. New warning labels also are being considered for sleep aids and antiemetics (products used to treat nausea and vomiting).
Rounding out the top 10 brands switched since 1984 were: Warner-Lambert's Benadryl cold products ($62.4 million in sales), Sandoz Consumer Products' Tavist antihistamine ($59.8 million), McNeil Consumer Products' Imodium antidiarrheal ($48.9 million), Upjohn Co.'s Motrin IB ibuprofen products ($35.9 million), Schering's Gyne-Lotrimin vaginal cream ($34.8 million), Schering's Lotrimin antifungal ($30.6 million), Schering's Drixoral cold relief line ($22.5 million) and Thompson Medical Co.'s Cortizone ($19.9 million).
While retailers often devote between 12 and 16 linear feet to the category, stocking a vast array of national brand laxatives, antacids and antidiarrheals, they have carved out a lucrative business in the private label side of the market.
Antidiarrheals advanced 35 %, the category's 12th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth.
Along with the new agency the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) has embarked on a pilot study to test whether data on the volume of drugs (such as antidiarrheals) dispensed to treat certain specific conditions may prove useful as an indicator of an underlying health problem in a particular region.
Other health care categories achieving outstanding advances during the second quarter of 1990 were antidiarrheals, up 36%; wart removers, up 24%; and ear care products, up 21 %.
Significantly more alosetron patients reported adequate relief from IBS pain and discomfort and satisfactory urgency control rates regardless of whether they did or did not use rescue medication such as laxatives and antidiarrheals. But the two groups did not differ in rates of satisfactory control of stool frequency and consistency when rescue medications were used.
As part of that program CACDS has initiated a pilot study de signed to test whether data collected by community pharmacies on sales of certain drugs, including antidiarrheals, may prove useful as indicators of health issues in a particular region.
Trans-Scop, Antivert/Bonine, Marezine Antidiarrheals - Lomotil, Immodium, Donnagel, Parapectolin Antisecretory - Robinul, Donnatal, Levsin, Atropine, scopolamine,
Antidiarrheals increased 32% in dollars, bolstered by Rx to over-the-counter switches and the introduction of the caplet dosage form.