antidiarrheal

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Synonyms for antidiarrheal

a drug used to control or stop diarrhea

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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.
Both the EPA and CDC agree that treatment with some antibiotics may actually increase the chance of kidney involvement, and antidiarrheal agents should be avoided (CDC, 2004a; EPA, 2005).
The antidiarrheal agents diphenoxylate and its active metabolite, difenoxin, are meperidine-related narcotics.
As documented in my article, most of the recommendations against the use of antidiarrheal agents in children are based on consensus reports or reviews rather than well-designed studies or meta-analyses.
Antidiarrheal agents such as Imodium are useful, but you should avoid them if you have high fever or blood in your stool.