Loperamide 2mg Capsule, 10 Capsules

  • Stops diarrhoea with one dose
  • Easy to swallow capsule form
  • Contains Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg
  • Over 12 years only
  • Not suitable in Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

To treat sudden short-lived (acute) attacks of diarrhoea in adults and in children over 9 years of age.
• To treat long-lasting (chronic) diarrhoea in adults

If your short term diarrhoea does not go away within 24 hours talk to your doctor.


To treat sudden short-lived (acute) attacks of diarrhoea in adults and in children over 9 years of age. • To treat long-lasting (chronic) diarrhoea in adultsIf your short term diarrhoea does not go away within 24 hours talk to your doctor.

Loperamide 2mg Capsule, 10 Capsules

Loperamide 2mg Capsule contain loperamide hydrochloride, a substance that helps reduce diarrhoea by slowing down an overactive bowel. This allows water and salts that are usually lost in diarrhoea to be absorbed by the body. It is an effective treatment for short-term attacks of diarrhoea, as well as diarrhoea caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when diagnosed by a doctor.

What is diarrhoea and why do I get it?

Diarrhoea are common in adults, children and babies. They’re often caused by a stomach bug. They can be really uncomfortable and unpleasant, but fortunately, it isn’t usually something to worry about and, more often than not, it goes away in a few days. Some of the possible causes of diarrhoea include:

  • A food intolerance

  • A food allergy

  • Food poisoning

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • A viral infection, such as norovirus.

  • A bacterial infection, such as E.coli

  • A reaction to a medication

  • A bowel or intestinal disease

  • Coeliac disease

How does Loperamide 2mg Capsule work?

This medicine contains Loperamide Hydrochloride which belongs to a group of medicines called antidiarrhoeals, which act to relieve the symptoms of sudden, short term diarrhoea (“acute” diarrhoea). It works by making the stools (“poo”) more solid and less frequent.

It can be used to relieve short term diarrhoea in adults and children aged 12 years and over.

It can also be used by adults of 18 years and over who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which has been previously diagnosed by a doctor, to relieve short term diarrhoea associated with it.

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Loperamide 2mg Capsule is available on Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.

Patient Information Leaflet


How To Use

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dose of Loperamide capsules that you will need will depend on whether your diarrhoea is a sudden, short lived attack (acute) or a long-lasting condition (chronic)

Take this medicine by mouth.
• Swallow the correct number of capsules whole with a drink of water

Short-lived (acute) diarrhoea Adults and children over 12 years:
– Take two capsules to begin with and then one capsule after each episode of diarrhoea for up to 5 days.
– Never take more than 8 capsules in any 24 hour period

Children aged 9-12 years:
– Take one capsule 4 times daily until diarrhoea is controlled or for up to 5 days.
– Never take more than this dose

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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Product Details

This medicine can be taken by adults and children of 12 years and over. However, diarrhoea is a common symptom of a number of serious stomach and bowel conditions and therefore some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to loperamide or to any of the ingredients in this medicine (see “What is in this medicine”)
  • If you are having a flare up of an inflammatory bowel condition, such as ulcerative colitis
  • If you have very smelly stools, blood or pus in your stools, stomach pain, or a fever
  • If you have dysentery (a disease caused by eating and drinking contaminated food and water) – you may have a fever and blood in your stools
  • If you have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
  • If you have a swollen stomach
  • If you are constipated, or have any condition which may cause constipation or where constipation should be avoided
  • If you have paralysis (non movement) of the bowel muscles, or an obstruction of the bowel
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains lactose)
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you have liver problems
  • If you have AIDS (you may be more likely to experience some of the side effects – if your stomach becomes swollen stop taking the capsules and talk to your doctor)
  • If you have IBS but have not had this condition previously diagnosed by a doctor
  • If you have IBS, which has previously been diagnosed by a doctor, but you notice any of the following new symptoms:
    • If you are 40 years or over and it is some time since your last attack of IBS, or if the symptoms are different this time
    • If you have recently passed blood from the bowel
    • If you have severe constipation
    • If you are feeling sick or being sick
    • If you have lost your appetite or lost weight, especially if losing weight without trying
    • If you have difficulty or pain on passing urine
    • If you have a fever
    • If you have recently travelled abroad
  • Do not take this product for anything other than its intended use (see “What this medicine is for”) and never take more than the recommended amount (see “How to take this medicine”). Serious heart problems (symptoms of which include fast or irregular heartbeat) have been reported in patients who have taken too much loperamide, the active ingredient in this medicine.

Other important information

Diarrhoea is a common symptom of a number of serious stomach and bowel conditions. If your diarrhoea continues or keeps coming back talk to your doctor.

Dehydration may be a complication of diarrhoea, as large amounts of fluid are lost in the stools. This medicine acts only to make the stools more solid and less frequent and does not replace lost fluids. Therefore it is important to drink more fluid than usual.

When your body loses fluid, the amount of salts (electrolytes) in your body may also change and this can cause a condition called electrolyte imbalance. To help balance the fluid and salt levels in your body to the right levels your pharmacist may recommend that you also take a “rehydration treatment” if you have diarrhoea, especially if you are elderly.

Driving and using machines: Diarrhoea or this medicine may cause people to feel tired, sleepy or dizzy. You should not drive or use machines, until you are sure you are not affected.

Information about some of the ingredients in this medicine: The colour ponceau 4R (E124) in this medicine may cause allergic reactions.

If you take other medicines

Before you take these capsules, make sure that you tell your pharmacist about ANY other medicines you might be using at the same time, particularly the following:

  • Ritonavir (used to treat HIV)
  • Quinidine (for heart rhythm problems), gemfibrozil (for reducing blood fat levels)
  • Itraconazole, ketoconazole (for fungal infections)
  • Desmopressin (for treating excessive urination or bed wetting)
  • Other medicines for diarrhoea, constipation, or for other stomach and bowel conditions

If you are unsure about interactions with any other medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Side Effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the capsules. See a doctor at once:

  • Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)

If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor.

Common side effects:

(less than 1 in every 10 people are affected)

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Feeling sick, constipation, wind

Uncommon side effects:

(less than 1 in every 100 people are affected)

  • Dry mouth, being sick, indigestion, stomach discomfort, stomach or upper abdominal pain
  • Feeling very sleepy or wanting to sleep
  • Skin rash

Rare side effects:

(less than 1 in every 1000 people are affected)

  • Obstruction of the bowel, dilation of the bowel, paralysis (non movement) of the bowel muscles which may stop bowel movements
  • Swelling of the stomach and abdomen
  • Allergic skin reactions such as itchy, red, raised rash (which can sometimes be severe and include peeling, swelling, blistering and lesions of the skin)
  • General feeling of tiredness, loss or decreased levels of consciousness, lack of coordination, lack of response to stimulation
  • Difficulty focussing
  • Difficulty passing urine, tensing of the muscles

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.


Each capsule contains Loperamide Hydrochloride 2 mg, which is the active ingredient.

As well as the active ingredient, the capsules also contain lactose monohydrate, pregelatinised maize starch, magnesium stearate. The capsule shell contains gelatin, ponceau 4R (E124), indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), yellow and black iron oxides (E172), printing ink (containing black iron oxide (E172), shellac, propylene glycol).


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