Colodium

Rating: 1.65 - 12 review(s)
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Colodium uses


Active ingredient

Colodium HCl 2 mg

Purpose

Colodium

Use

controls symptoms of diarrhea, including Travelers' Diarrhea

Warnings

Allergy alert: Do not use if you have ever had a rash or other allergic reaction to Colodium HCl.

Do not use

if you have bloody or black stool.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a fever
  • mucus in the stool
  • a history of liver disease

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking antibiotics.

When using this product,

tiredness, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. Be careful when driving or operating machinery.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • symptoms get worse
  • diarrhea lasts for more than 2 days
  • you get abdominal swelling or bulging. These may be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.

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Directions

  • drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
  • find right dose on chart. If possible, use weight to dose; otherwise, use age.
adults and children 12 years and over 2 caplets after the first loose stool; 1 caplet after each subsequent

loose stool; but no more than 4 caplets in 24 hours

children 9-11 years (60-95 lbs) 1 caplet after the first loose stool; 1/2 caplet after each subsequent

loose stool; but no more than 3 caplets in 24 hours

children 6-8 years (48-59 lbs) 1 caplet after the first loose stool; 1/2 caplet after each subsequent

loose stool; but no more than 2 caplets in 24 hours

children under 6 years (up to 47 lbs) ask a doctor

Other information

  • TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF OUTER PACKAGE IS OPENED OR BLISTER IS TORN OR BROKEN
  • store between 20º-25ºC (68º-77ºF)
  • see end flap for expiration date and lot number
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Inactive ingredients

corn starch, D&C yellow # 10 aluminum lake, dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, FD&C blue #1 brilliant blue lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica gel

Questions or comments?

Call 1-800-426-9391 8:30 AM-4:00 PM ET, Monday-Friday

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Colodium pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Colodium available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Colodium destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Colodium Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Colodium pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."ANTIDIARRHEAL LOPERAMIDE (LOPERAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE) SOLUTION [HOLLIDAY-SCOTT S.A.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "loperamide". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "loperamide". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0083... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Colodium?

Depending on the reaction of the Colodium after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Colodium not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Colodium addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Colodium, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Colodium consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

Four visitors reported useful

How is the drug Colodium useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sdrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitors%
Useful2
50.0%
Not useful2
50.0%

Five visitors reported side effects

Did you get side effects while taking the Colodium drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sdrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Colodium medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
Visitors%
It has side effects3
60.0%
No side effects2
40.0%

Four visitors reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sdrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Colodium is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitors%
Expensive3
75.0%
Not expensive1
25.0%

Seven visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Colodium drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken 3 times in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Colodium is mentioned below.
Visitors%
3 times in a day3
42.9%
Twice in a day2
28.6%
Once in a day2
28.6%

44 visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Colodium drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
1-5mg36
81.8%
11-50mg2
4.5%
51-100mg2
4.5%
6-10mg2
4.5%
201-500mg1
2.3%
101-200mg1
2.3%

Five visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Colodium drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 day to notice the result from using Colodium drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Colodium need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
1 day4
80.0%
5 days1
20.0%

Fifteen visitors reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Colodium drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Visitors%
Empty stomach9
60.0%
Before food3
20.0%
After food3
20.0%

46 visitors reported age

Visitors%
16-2915
32.6%
6-159
19.6%
> 609
19.6%
46-607
15.2%
30-455
10.9%
1-51
2.2%

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