However, there was a frustration that research efforts were sometimes aimed at expensive high-tech solutions such as novel antivirals and convalescent plasma, when the basic standard of care, including low-tech solutions such as antidiarrhoeals
and antibiotics, had not been optimised.
FIRST-AID ESSENTIALS DR HENDERSON recommends packing plasters, fluid replacement sachets, paracetamol, antihistamines, antacids, antidiarrhoeals
, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory creams and anti-nausea tablets as part of a holiday first-aid kit.
should only be given to adults or children aged over 10 years.
The review examines the efficacy of pharmaceutical agents (antispasmodics, antidepressants, antidiarrhoeals
and the new serotonergic modifying agonists/antagonists), dietary control (fibre, lactose free products, partially hydrolyzed guar gum, peppermint oil, prebiotics and probiotics), CBT (with or without the use of an audiotape) and the standard gut-directed hypnotherapy approach of the Manchester Model.
The investigations also revealed the irrational use of antidiarrhoeals
or laxatives, sometimes certain antidepressants.
But again due to lack of proper investment in terms of time and care in treating diarrhoea some doctors prescribe antidiarrhoeals
and antibiotics regardless of cause and need.
Categories covered include Antacids & antiflatulents, Antidiarrhoeals
, Antinauseants, Digestive enzymes, IBS remedies, Laxatives, Liver & bile remedies, traditional digestive remedies.
and analgesics were used most frequently, followed by antibiotics with and without prescription.
The site has been designed to produce customised lists of all the medicines like pain killers, antibiotics and antidiarrhoeals
SIZA generic preparations include corticosteroids, analgesics, antidiarrhoeals
, antiprotozoals, antibiotics etc.
Rehydration salts and antidiarrhoeals
were the most common treatments.