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Category list : Antidiarrheals

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  • Old lady (Alexander Raths/Dreamstime.com)

    Probiotics do not prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, RCT suggests Subscription

    9 AUG 2013 12:15

    Older patients are not protected from antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) by taking probiotics, the results of a large randomised placebo-controlled trial published online (8 August 2013) in The Lancet suggest.

  • A non-constipating diarrhoea treatment Subscription

    12 JUN 2013 16:52 By Gareth Malson

    Racecadotril’s arrival on the UK market has been more of a silent disco. The drug is licensed for treating acute diarrhoea, pitting it against loperamide. It is licensed for use in anyone over three-months old.

  • Hospital signpost (Devonsun | Dreamstime.com)

    Probiotics reduce diarrhoea linked to C difficile Subscription

    31 MAY 2013 14:29

    Probiotics are both safe and effective at reducing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) in patients taking antibiotics, concludes a systematic review (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, issue 5).

  • Are probiotics useful for preventing and treating C difficile diarrhoea? Subscription

    1 JAN 2013

    Can probiotics be used to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea? Clostridium difficile infection can occur following treatment with antibiotics that disrupt the normal microflora of the gastrointestinal tract, allowing colonisation of the pathogen. Probiotics are micro-organisms intended to have health benefits when consumed.

  • Hidrasec packshots

    Racecadotril launched for acute diarrhoea Subscription

    14 NOV 2012 12:20

    A new prescription only medicine for acute diarrhoea, racecadotril, has been launched in the UK. The anti-diarrhoeal is marketed by Abbott Healthcare as Hidrasec.

  • Close up of Lactobacillus (Sebastian Kaulitzki/Dreamstime.com)

    Probiotics reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhoea

    9 MAY 2012 14:49

    Probiotic bacteria are linked with a reduction in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, a JAMA study published yesterday (8 May 2012) suggests.

  • Xifaxanta for traveller’s diarrhoea

    14 OCT 2011 10:05

    Who it is for Traveller’s diarrhoea (see Panel) affects up to 60 per cent of the 800 million plus travellers each year. In most cases the diarrhoea occurs in people who travel to areas with poor hygiene.

  • Female hiker exploring wilderness (Mangostock/ Dreamstime.com)

    Rifaximin to be launched as treatment for travellers’ diarrhoea

    10 AUG 2011 13:32

    Adults who contract travellers’ diarrhoea will have a new treatment option next month when rifaximin is launched in the UK on 12 September 2011.

  • Diarrhoea and vomiting symptom checker

    13 JAN 2011 11:01

    An online symptom checker for people suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting has been launched by NHS Direct.The checker is available from the NHS Direct website.

  • Probiotics appear to improve diarrhoea but further research needed

    12 NOV 2010 11:01

    Probiotic bacteria appear to shorten the duration of acute diarrhoea and reduce stool frequency, a Cochrane review reveals (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, issue 10).

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