Its role has been based on randomized controlled trials of zinc during acute diarrhea. Recommendations are based on pooled analysis of following studies:
WHO conclusions on zinc in diarrhea (2001):
IAP recommendations for zinc in diarrhea
Government of India Recommendations on use of Zinc in Diarrhea (2007):
Same as IAP recommendations (2006)
IAP recommendations on Probiotics (2006)
There is insufficient evidence to recommend probiotics in treatment of acute diarrhea in our settings.
IAP recommendation on Antisecretory Drugs (2006)
There is insufficient evidence on either safety or efficacy of antisecretory drugs like racecadotril for it's routine use in the treatment of diarrhea.
IAP Guidelines 2006 on Management of Acute Diarrhea. Indian Pediatrics, 2007; 44:380-389.
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