The antidiarrheal drugs market consists of sale of antidiarrheal drugs and related services. Diarrhea is a disease affecting digestive parts of the body such as stomach, large intestine and rectum, esophagus, liver, gallbladder and pancreas and causes loose, watery bowel movements. Loperamide and bismuth subsalicylate are some examples of antidiarrheal drugs.
The global antidiarrhoeals drugs market is expected to decline from $0.2 billion in 2019 to $0.2 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -18.7%. The decline is mainly due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it. COVID-19 pandemic is affecting industries across the globe including the pharmaceutical sector. The disruptions due to extended factory closures in various countries, shortage of APIs and other chemicals, rise in prices of key ingredients, and slowed production are the key factors for this decline. The market is then expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2021 and reach $0.3 billion in 2023.