antimotility drugs

antimotility drugs

drugs used to inhibit peristaltic activity of the gastrointestinal tract in the treatment of diarrhea; usually parasympatholytics. Called also spasmolytics.
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Popular over-the-counter drugs sold by drug vendors include antimotility drugs, such as loperamide, kaolin, and opiates; antibiotics, such as norfloxacin; and combination drugs, containing antibiotics and anti-motility agents.
Antimotility drugs should not be used in the setting of febrile dysentery with bloody stools, because such use may prolong or worsen the illness.
Traditional antidiarrheal medications called antimotility drugs reduce the normal movement of the intestine.