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Learn more about loperamide

What dosages is loperamide available in?

What dosages is loperamide available in?

loperamide is available as an 2 mg oral capsule and tablet as well as a 1 mg/7.5 ml oral solution.

What is loperamide used for?

What is loperamide used for?

loperamide is an antidiarrheal and is used to control and relieve symptoms of diarrhea, and lowering the amount of discharge from an ileostomy.

How does loperamide work?

How does loperamide work?

loperamide is an antidiarrheal medication. It works on the muscles of your intestines (gut) to slow down bowel movements. The medication also lowers the amount of fluid that enters your gut. This allows for a longer period of time between bowel movements and time to make formed stools.

How do I take loperamide?

How do I take loperamide?

loperamide is typically dosed as 2 mg to 4 mg by mouth after the first loose stool. After that, take 2 mg after each loose stool you have. Don’t take more than 8 mg in 24 hours for adults and 4 mg in 24 hours for children.

Is it safe for me to take loperamide?

Is it safe for me to take loperamide?

loperamide is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have abdominal pain in the absence of diarrhea, acute dysentery, acute ulcerative colitis, bacterial enterocolitis caused by invasive organisms including Salmonella, Shigella, and Campylobacter, or pseudomembranous colitis associated with the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

loperamide Common Side Effects

loperamide Common Side Effects

Common side effects of loperamide include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
loperamide Serious Side Effects

loperamide Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with loperamide. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Stomach swelling (bloating)
  • Severe allergic reaction: hives; trouble breathing; swelling of the lips, face, throat, or tongue
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on loperamide

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on loperamide

The following medications may interact with loperamide:

  • P-glycoprotein inhibitors: May increase the levels and effects of loperamide
Who makes loperamide?

Who makes loperamide?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is loperamide safe in pregnancy?

Is loperamide safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if loperamide will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.


What to do if you missed your loperamide dose

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