Clinical role of diosmectite in the management of diarrhea

@article{Guarino2009ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical role of diosmectite in the management of diarrhea},
  author={Alfredo Guarino and Andrea Lo Vecchio and Maria Rosaria Pirozzi},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism \& Toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={433 - 440}
}
Background: Diosmectite (DS), an antidiarrheal absorbent natural clay, was proposed for treatment of acute gastroenteritis and more recently considered for diarrhea within the functional bowel disorder syndrome. Objective: To review pharmacology efficacy, mechanisms of action and safety of DS. Methods: We consulted PubMed/Medline using the keywords of smectite and diarrhea or gastroenteritis, and reviewed most recent recommendations by scientific societies. Conclusions: Solid data show that DS… 
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