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Antidiarrheals

What are Antidiarrheals

Antidiarrheals are the name given to certain types of medicines that stop or slow diarrhea. Antidiarrheals only relieve the symptoms of diarrhea, such as an increased frequency and urgency when passing stools, they do not eliminate the cause of it. This means that as soon as you stop taking an antidiarrheal, diarrhea will return unless whatever has caused it has run its course. Some antidiarrheals work by slowing down intestinal contractions, increasing the time it takes for the contents of the bowel to be excreted. This allows more water to be absorbed from the bowel back into the body, reducing the water content of the stool. Others work by bulking up the stool, increasing its volume with fiber-like substances.

Oral rehydration agents may also be termed antidiarrheals; however, these do not stop or slow diarrhea, rather they ensure excessive fluid lost during diarrhea is replaced. Other agents used to help relieve the symptoms of diarrhea include antimotility agents or antispasmodic agents. Antibacterial agents can occasionally be used to treat diarrhea caused by specific infections, such as campylobacter or giardia; however, are not routinely recommended or needed.

List of Antidiarrheals:

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Devrom (More...)
generic name: bismuth subgallate
1 review
   
10
Florastor Kids (More...)
generic name: saccharomyces boulardii lyo
0 reviews
   
10
Lonox (More...)
generic name: atropine/diphenoxylate
2 reviews
   
10
Motofen (Pro, More...)
generic name: atropine/difenoxin
3 reviews
   
10
Florastor (More...)
generic name: saccharomyces boulardii lyo
5 reviews
   
9.0
Acidophilus (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
16 reviews
   
8.9
Pepto-Bismol (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
12 reviews
   
8.9
Anti-Diarrheal (More...)
generic name: loperamide
2 reviews
   
8.7
Imodium A-D (More...)
generic name: loperamide
11 reviews
   
8.7
Kaopectate (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviews
   
8.3
Imotil (More...)
generic name: loperamide
1 review
   
8.0
Pink Bismuth (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviews
   
8.0
Lomotil (Pro, More...)
generic name: atropine/diphenoxylate
28 reviews
   
7.8
Imodium (Pro, More...)
generic name: loperamide
14 reviews
   
7.7
Diamode (More...)
generic name: loperamide
0 reviews
   
7.5
Bacid (LAC) (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
BD Lactinex (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus/lactobacillus bulgaricus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Bismarex (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Bismatrol (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Bismatrol Maximum Strength (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Culturelle Digestive Health (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus rhamnosus gg
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Culturelle Health and Wellness (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus rhamnosus gg
0 reviewsAdd rating
Di-Gon II (More...)
generic name: attapulgite
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Diarrest (More...)
generic name: attapulgite
0 reviewsAdd rating
Dofus (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Flora-Q (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Florajen (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Floranex (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus/lactobacillus bulgaricus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Fulyzaq (Pro, More...)
generic name: crofelemer
0 reviewsAdd rating
Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief (More...)
generic name: loperamide/simethicone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Intestinex (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ka-Pec (More...)
generic name: attapulgite
0 reviewsAdd rating
Kao-Paverin (More...)
generic name: loperamide
0 reviewsAdd rating
Kao-Tin Advanced Formula (More...)
generic name: attapulgite
0 reviewsAdd rating
Kapectolin (New Formula) (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Kola-Pectin DS (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Lacto-Key-600 (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Lomocot (More...)
generic name: atropine/diphenoxylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Maalox Total Relief (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Mytesi (Pro, More...)
generic name: crofelemer
0 reviewsAdd rating
Novaflor (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Peptic Relief (More...)
generic name: bismuth subsalicylate
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Risa-Bid (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
RisaQuad (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
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Superdophilus (More...)
generic name: lactobacillus acidophilus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Up and Up Anti-Diarrheal Solution (More...)
generic name: loperamide
0 reviewsAdd rating
Vi-Atro (More...)
generic name: atropine/diphenoxylate
0 reviewsAdd rating
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