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How do antidiarrheals differ from laxatives?

Antidiarrheals are the exact opposite of laxatives. While antidiarrheals help to slow bowel movements and control diarrhea, laxatives encourage bowel movements and often induce diarrhea. Before using either of these medications, you should talk to your doctor.

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