antidiarrhoeal

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antidiarrhoeal

(ˌæntɪˌdaɪəˈrɪəl) pharmacol or

antidiarrheal

n
a drug used to prevent or treat diarrhoea
adj
acting against or preventing diarrhoea
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This may include materials for bone fractures, wound-care supplies, antibiotics, oral rehydration solutions, antidiarrheals, vitamins and nutritional supplement--each of which proved critical following disasters including the 2005 quake in northern Pakistan, which claimed 80,000 lives, and the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Patients were prohibited from taking any other therapies for IBS during the study period, nor were they permitted to take any pharmacologic agents to alter their symptoms, including laxatives or antidiarrheals.
Figure 1: Consumption of OTC drugs Frequency (%) Medicated skin care 23 Supplements/vitamins 41 Sleep aids 5 Antidiarrheals 6 Medicated ear care 6 Medicated foot care 13 Medicated eye care 15 Herbal medicines 14 Allergy relief medicines 11 Sore throat products 27 Flu/ cough remedies 27 Laxatives for constipation 6 Indigestion/ heart burn 12 Painkillers 27 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Diarrhea: Patients should be instructed to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals such as loperamide, to follow a bland diet (e.
From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholagogues, carminatives, antispasmodics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals, and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.
CONDITIONS: No beds, no water purification kits, no chemical toilets, no antibiotics, no antidiarrheals, no medical staff designated to work at centre, no sick bay.
Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, and treatment is tailored to the patient's specific symptoms; antidiarrheals in diarrhea-predominant IBS, fiber and laxatives in constipation-predominant IBS, and antispasmodics for abdominal pain.
Antidiarrheals like Imodium, Kaopectate, and fiber supplements are generally safe for HIVers, as are prescription anti-nausea medications, says Judith Feinberg, MD, former chair of the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
Treatment consists largely of advice, reassurance, and symptomatic management with antidiarrheals, antispasmodics, and laxatives--and is notoriously ineffective.