Definition of antidiarrhoeal in English:


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(Of a drug) used to alleviate diarrhoea.
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  • 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.
  • Effective antidiarrhoeal drugs such as loperamide and diphenoxylate can be used when necessary.
  • Once other causes have been excluded, symptomatic treatment can include antipyretics, antidiarrhoeal agents and if all else fails, steroids.


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An antidiarrhoeal drug.
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  • 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.
  • At the hospital we currently have good stocks of vitamins, antidiarrhoeals, haematinics, and antifungals.

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