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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kummel fruits as antidiarrheal agent. This result is in support of previous claims in respect of antidiarrheal medicinal plants.
AAROD procedures performed in the New York City clinic included 1) administration of medications (e.g., clonidine, antiemetics, and antidiarrheal agents) that blunt withdrawal symptoms, 2) intubation and induction of general anesthesia, 3) precipitation of opioid withdrawal by intravenous infusion of high doses of the opioid antagonist naloxone or intramuscular injection of naltrexone, 4) maintenance of anesthesia until withdrawal symptoms were presumed to have subsided, and 5) extubation and monitoring during an overnight recovery.
Antidiarrheal agents. These drugs include loperamide (Imodium), diphenoxylate, atropine (Lomotil) and tincture of opium, all designed to improve diarrhea.
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.