What are Antidiarrheals
There are several approaches to the treatment of diarrhea and therefore different types of antidiarrheal agents.
Oral rehydration agents are first line use as antidiarrheal agents. Maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance is very important.
Antibacterial agents can be used to treat diarrhea with confirmed bacterial cause, such as campylobacter. Otherwise antibacterial agents are not necessary in most cases of diarrhea.
Other agents used to treat diarrhea are antimotility agents or antispasmodic agents.
List of Antidiarrheals:
Medical conditions associated with antidiarrheals: