Loperamide 2 mg. 30 capsules
Loperamid is a medicament for treating diarrhea.
For the symptomatic treatment of diarrhea unless otherwise directed treatment. Prolonged use requires medical supervision.
Available without a prescription.
For children from 8 to 12 years are subject to prescription.
When you should not use Loperamid ?
Loperamid should not be used in:
- Hypersensitivity to loperamide or any of the excipients;
- Patients should avoid delays in intestinal peristalsis (bloating, constipation, ileus);
- Children up to 8 years of age. Children under 2 years old should not apply loperamide-containing medicines. For children 2 to 8 years of age, the dose is calculated per kg body weight and there are other more appropriate formulations;
Loperamid should not be used in:
- Patients with diarrhea associated with temperature and / or blood in the stool;
- Patients with diarrhea occurring during or after therapy with antibiotics (antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis);
- Patients with acute attack of ulcerative colitis;
When should you use Loperamid camo after medical consultation?
In the following conditions, Loperamid ZTAH) A®tryabva be used with caution. Talk to your doctor, even if you have suffered from these conditions before.
Patients with liver problems, current or past, can take Loperamid only after consulting a doctor, because the degradation of loperamide in these patients may be delayed.
What you should consider if you are pregnant or breast-feeding?
The safety of loperamide during pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Loperamide is secreted in human milk. Not recommended the use of loperamide during pregnancy and lactation.
What you should consider if you are using this medicine in children?
Children under 2 years of age should not take loperamide-containing medicines.
For children 2 to 8 years of age, the dose should be calculated according to weight. Formulation of Loperamid not suitable for this age group. For this age group, there are other more appropriate dosage forms (oral drops).
What must always keep in mind?
Diarrhea leads to a large loss of fluid and electrolytes. Therefore, when diarrhea most important is to restore the water and electrolyte balance, and this is especially true for children.
In severe liver disease can reduce the degradation of loperamide in the body.
Dosing, route of administration and duration of therapy
The instructions below are provided as your doctor advises otherwise. Please follow the instructions for effective and safe therapy Loperamid .
How many capsules, how often and when you should take Loperamid
The starting dose for acute diarrhea is 2 capsules Loperamid (equivalent to 4 mg loperamide hydrochloride) followed by 1 capsule (equivalent to 2 mg loperamide hydrochloride) after every movement of loose stools.
Must not exceed the maximum daily dose of 8 capsules 8 Loperamid .
In chronic diarrhea: 2 capsules Loperamid STADA® (equivalent to 4 mg of loperamide hydrochloride) daily.
Children over 8 years:
The starting dose for acute diarrhea is 1 capsule Loperamid (equivalent to 2 mg loperamide hydrochloride) followed by 1 capsule (equivalent to 2 mg loperamide hydrochloride) after every movement of loose stools.
Must not exceed the maximum daily dose of 4 capsules Loperamid .
In chronic diarrhea: 1 capsule Loperamid (equivalent to 2 mg of loperamide hydrochloride) daily.
For children 2 to 8 years of age, the recommended dose is 0,04 mg / kg bw loperamide hydrochloride daily. For this age group, there are other more appropriate formulations.
How to take Loperamid ?
The capsules should be swallowed whole with some water.
How long should I take Loperamid ?
If acute diarrhea lasts more than 48 hours after the start of therapy, taking Loperamid should be discontinued and should seek medical attention.
Loperamid should not be used more than 4 weeks without medical supervision.
What should you do in case of accidental or intentional overdose of Loperamid ?
Symptoms of overdose Loperamid are constipation (constipation), ileus (intestinal obstruction) and toxic effects on the central nervous system, seizures, lethargy, drowsiness, involuntary limb movements (choreoathetosis), ataxia or respiratory depression. If overdose develops any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Treatment is based on the perceived symptoms and the clinical picture. Under medical supervision, the opioid antagonist naloxone can be used as an antidote. Gastric lavage may be made to remove the remaining amount of the drug in the stomach.
What side effects may occur when adopting Loperamid ?
Loperamid rarely can cause headaches, tiredness, lethargy, abdominal cramps, nausea, dry mouth and skin rash.
There are isolated cases of skin exanthema, urticaria, angioneurotic edema, and single cases of anaphylaxis (hypersensitivity) reactions. Described are also occasionally ilues and development of toxic megacolon (abnormal swelling of the column, as a complication of a chronic inflammatory bowel disease).
If you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, side effects, be sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist.
What should you do in case you experience side effects?
If you experience side effects, be sure to tell your doctor who will decide how to continue your treatment.
Life and storage
The expiry date is written on kutiyata.Ne use this medicine after the expiry date.
How should I store Loperamid ?
Keep all medicines out of reach of children.
Be stored at 25 ° C.