loperamide

lo·per·a·mide lō-'per-ə-.mīd n a synthetic antidiarrheal agent that slows intestinal peristalsis and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C29H33ClN2O2·HCl to control acute nonspecific diarrhea or chronic diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease or to reduce fecal volume discharged from ileostomies see IMODIUM

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n.
a drug used in the treatment of diarrhoea. It acts by reducing peristalsis of the digestive tract and is administered by mouth; side-effects are rare, but include abdominal distension, drowsiness, and skin rash. Trade name: Imodium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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