Loperamide

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Loperamide uses


Active ingredient

Loperamide HCl 2 mg

Purpose

Loperamide

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 Loperamide 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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Loperamide 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.


Loperamide 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.

Price
Anti-diarrheal 2 mg caplet0.18 USD
CVS Pharmacy anti-diarrheal 2 mg caplet0.14 USD
Capsules; Oral; Loperamide Hydrochloride 1 mg
Capsules; Oral; Loperamide Hydrochloride 2 mg
Diamode 2 mg tablet0.28 USD
Imodium a-d 2 mg caplet0.49 USD
Imodium advanced caplet0.46 USD
Imodium ms relief caplet0.46 USD
Kaopectate 240 mg softgel0.25 USD
Kaopectate 262 mg caplet0.37 USD
Kaopectate children's suspension0.02 USD
Loperamide 2 mg caplet0.37 USD
Loperamide HCl 2 mg capsule0.64 USD
Loperamide hcl powder26.01 USD
Qc anti-diarrheal adv caplet0.3 USD
Solution; Oral; Loperamide Hydrochloride 1 mg / 5 ml
Tablets; Oral; Loperamide Hydrochloride 2 mg

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Loperamide 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.


Loperamide 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.


Loperamide 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 Loperamide?

Depending on the reaction of the Loperamide after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Loperamide 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 Loperamide 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 Loperamide, 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 Loperamide 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

Visitor reported useful

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Visitor reported side effects

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Visitor reported price estimates

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One visitor reported frequency of use

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

Few medications can be taken 4 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 Loperamide is mentioned below.
Visitors%
4 times in a day1
100.0%

Three visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Loperamide 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%
1-5mg3
100.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Loperamide 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 3 days to notice the result from using Loperamide drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Loperamide need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
3 days1
100.0%

One visitor 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 Loperamide 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 stomach1
100.0%

Two visitors reported age

Visitors%
46-601
50.0%
1-51
50.0%

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