Definition of antidiarrheal in English:


Pronunciation: /ˌantī-//ˌantēˌdīəˈrēəl/


  • (of a drug) used to alleviate diarrhea.

    • ‘On the other hand, if you have diarrhea, your doctor may recommend anti-diarrheal medications’
    • ‘Use anti-diarrheal medications and laxatives with caution.’
    • ‘It is also in products like toothpastes, cosmetics, rust removers, water-based paints, and antidiarrheal medicines.’
    • ‘Routine use of antidiarrheal agents is not recommended because many of these agents potentially have serious adverse effects in infants and young children.’
    • ‘They have antioxidant properties, antidiarrheal effects, and are toxic to a wide range of microbial organisms including parasites and some common viruses.’


  • An antidiarrheal drug.

    • ‘If you suffer from diarrhea, then you may want to try anti-diarrheals or anti-spasmodic medications.’
    • ‘This result was attributed to the Aegle marmelos, a commonly known antidiarrheal in India, although the two botanicals were not given separately, so individual effects cannot be confirmed.’
    • ‘Additional therapy can consist of dietary restriction, anti-emetics (anti-vomiting), anti-diarrheals, and broad spectrum antibiotics to prevent secondary infections.’
    • ‘To help treat your symptoms, your doctor may recommend anti-diarrhoeals, laxatives, pain relievers or other over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.’
    • ‘Anti-diarrheals help to alleviate the pain and cramping caused by diarrhea.’