Pharmacologic Control of SD

A number of different agents are used to control acute and long-term chronic diarrhea. As pointed out above, definitive treatment requires a correct diagnosis. In this section, the general use of pharmacologic agents in SD is dealt with, and in the following section, specific comments on some of the specific diseases are made. Opiates and synthetic long-acting somatostatin analogues (octreotide, lanreotide) are the most commonly used. Other agents that may be helpful are a2-adrenergic agonists, corticosteroids, absorbent agents, prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, and phenothiazines. The use of each is briefly discussed below.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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