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(of a drug) used to alleviate diarrhoea.
- ‘Diarrhoea and vomiting are common and usually managed using oral antiemetics, rehydration solutions, and antidiarrhoeal agents.’
- ‘The therapeutic armamentarium available to accomplish these purposes includes antibiotics, antidiarrhoeal agents, antimotility agents, and other treatments including hydration to treat symptoms.’
- ‘Once other causes have been excluded, symptomatic treatment can include antipyretics, antidiarrhoeal agents and if all else fails, steroids.’
- ‘Effective antidiarrhoeal drugs such as loperamide and diphenoxylate can be used when necessary.’
- ‘The only common consequence of removing the gall bladder is an increase in stool frequency, which is clinically important in less than 5% of patients and responds well to standard antidiarrhoeal drugs when necessary.’
An antidiarrhoeal drug.
- ‘At the hospital we currently have good stocks of vitamins, antidiarrhoeals, haematinics, and antifungals.’
- ‘It is commonly used as an antidiarrheal.’
- ‘Clioquinol, an antidiarrheal, passed tests in rats, cats, dogs and rabbits.’
- ‘Occasionally, antidiarrhoeals such as codeine phosphate or loperamide may be required.’
- ‘Standard treatments for lower bowel symptoms include dietary fibre, laxatives, antispasmodic agents, and antidiarrhoeals.’
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