antidiarrheal


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  • noun

Synonyms for antidiarrheal

a drug used to control or stop diarrhea

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Antidiarrheal products like Imodium are contraindicated.
It has antidiarrheal, antidysenteric, aromatic, astringent, carminative, cooling, galactagogue, diuretic and stimulant activities.
Steroids may be used to reduce bowel inflammation; antidiarrheal drugs such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol), diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil), and loperamide (Imodium) offer short-term relief.
I armed my wheeled clinic with only 2 small bottles of antidiarrheal tablets (loperamide) and a single container of antiemetic medication (metoclopramide).
If the IBS patient cannot be successfully managed with symptomatic treatment such as fiber, laxatives or antidiarrheal and antispasmodic drugs, the patient should be referred to a gastroenterologist so that further testing can be considered and therapies such as visceral analgesics (tricyclics and serotonin modulators) can be considered.
In such cases, parents may inadvertently worsen the problem by administering over-the-counter antidiarrheal agents (Christophersen & Mortweet, 2001; Levine, 1982).
BE MINDFUL OF DRUG INTERACTIONS: If you do experience heartburn or upset stomach, your first instinct may be to stock up on antacids or antidiarrheal medications.
Currently marketed antidiarrheal drugs are not safe for use in young children, and there are no approved chemical remedies for youngsters.
Since effective public health monitoring has often been problematic, the desirability and feasibility of using surrogate measures for gastrointestinal illnesses, such as monitoring the sales of antidiarrheal medications, health of nursing home patients and monitoring labs for the number of stool samples submitted, should be considered (NRC 2000).
Considered a functional disease caused by abnormal motility of the gut and abnormal pain perception, traditional treatments aimed at relieving the symptoms of altered bowel habits with bulk forming additives, antidiarrheal medicines, and laxatives have been largely unsuccessful.
It is also in products like toothpastes, cosmetics, rust removers, water-based paints, and antidiarrheal medicines.
Clay eating is also widely recognised for its antidiarrheal properties (Vermeer and Ferrell 1985), and among monkeys has been argued to reduce the effects of parasitosis (Knezevich 1999).
Folk remedies since the beginning of recorded history have ascribed antidiarrheal effects to dairy foods, such as cheeses and yogurt.
A low-fat diet, medicines to aid digestion of bile salts, and antidiarrheal medications may be helpful.
Joshua Rosenthal, a program officer for the NIH International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG), notes that traditionally used compounds have yielded new antimalarial drugs (for example, artemisinin is derived from the herb Artemisia annua, also known as sweet Annie or qing hao and long used in Chinese medicine to combat fevers), painkillers (a potent alkaloid from the skin of the frog Epipedobates tricolor--used to make poison darts for immobilizing small animals--is being tested at Abbot Laboratories), and antidiarrheal medicines (such as Normal Stool Formula from Shaman Pharmaceuticals, which uses the sap of the Amazonian rain forest tree Croton lechleri).