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Loperamide

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Loperamide

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Loperamide Capsule Information

Loperamide Capsule Benefits & Uses

Loperamide Capsule is used to treat the following -

Loperamide Capsule Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Loperamide Capsule

Loperamide

Loperamide Capsule Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Loperamide Capsule is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Constipation Moderate
  4. Flatulence Mild
  5. Dry Mouth Mild
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Dyspepsia
  8. Allergic reaction

Loperamide Capsule Related Warnings

Is the use of Loperamide Capsule safe for pregnant women?

Side effects of Loperamide Capsule for pregnant women are very mild.

Mild

Is the use of Loperamide Capsule safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Loperamide Capsule may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Loperamide Capsule should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.

Severe

What is the effect of Loperamide Capsule on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Loperamide Capsule rarely affect the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Loperamide Capsule on the Liver?

Loperamide Capsule may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Loperamide Capsule on the Heart?

Side effects of Loperamide Capsule rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Loperamide Capsule with Other Drugs

Loperamide Capsule should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Loperamide Capsule Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Loperamide Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Gastritis
  5. Fever
  6. Ulcerative Colitis

Frequently asked Questions about Loperamide Capsule

Is this Loperamide Capsule habit forming or addictive?

No, Loperamide Capsule is not habit forming.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Loperamide Capsule you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

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Is it safe?

" Yes, Loperamide Capsule it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Loperamide Capsule cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

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Loperamide Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Loperamide Capsule

There is no information on the effects of food and Loperamide Capsule because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Loperamide Capsule

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Loperamide Capsule with alcohol.

Unknown

Loperamide Capsule से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 9 months पहले

Does Loperamide lower the blood pressure?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS, General Physician

No, Loperamide does not lower the blood pressure (hypotension) at normal therapeutic doses but it can cause this effect if it is taken in more than the recommended doses. If you are experiencing lightheadedness or blurry vision (symptoms of low blood pressure) after taking this drug then try to sit down and take rest for a while till it subsides, also inform to the doctor without further delay.

सवाल 12 months पहले

Can Loperamide cause weight lose?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Loperamide may cause weight loss in few cases. It is presumed that weight loss occurs due to decreased food intake caused by loss of appetite. However, if you experience excessive weight loss after taking this medicine then your advice your doctor immediately and follow his/her instruction.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

How to take Loperamide?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Take over the counter Loperamide after each loose bowel movement. Do not take it more than 6 times in 24 hours. It is not recommended for long-term treatment. However, if it has been prescribed by your doctor then you are advised to take it as per his/her instructions.

सवाल 10 months पहले

Can Loperamide be given to infant.

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS, General Physician

No, Loperamide is not given to the infant. It is not approved the drug for treating acute diarrhea under the 12 years of age (infant and children)

सवाल 12 months पहले

Is Loperamide safe to use?

Dr. Bharat MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Loperamide is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as a headache and fatigue. If you experience above-mentioned side effects after taking this medicine then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Imodium® (loperamide hydrochloride)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 686-687
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 45-46
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