2016 Lower GI Pharmacology

Antidiarrheal agents

Example question

Types

  1. Opiates: most effective and most commonly used agents (used for most treatable forms of diarrhea)

  2. Bile acid binding resins

  3. Octreotide

  4. Bismuth subsalicylate

  5. Crofelemer
  1. Absorbants: not particularly effective, but commonly taken by patients
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