• 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.
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.
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
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
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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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
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:
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
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:
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.
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:
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)
Uncommon side effects:
(less than 1 in every 100 people are affected)
Rare side effects:
(less than 1 in every 1000 people are affected)
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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