XENOBIOTICS AFFECTING GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION

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Anti-acids (vs. peptic disease)

Prokinetics (gastrointestinal motility-altering agents) Antiemetic drugs

Anti-diarrhoic

Anti-constipation (evacuants / purgatives / aperients) Warning : symptoms suggestive of bowel obstruction (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or distention) should be ruled out before initiating therapy.
Precautions : patients should be evaluated for bowel obstruction or metabolic, endocrine, or neurogenic disorders, and medications.

Anti-flatulents (carminative : a medicine that relieves flatulence and assuages pain)


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