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Loramide2mg

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Bristol Pharma Ltd.
Generic: Loperamide
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
Loramide may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Loramide may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Loramide is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not h... View More
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Loramide may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Loramide is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Loramide is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any unde... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Loramide should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Loramide may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Loramide is used in the treatment of diarrhea. It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood). Loramide is taken with or withou... View More

Uses of Loramide

  • Diarrhea

Side effects of Loramide

Common
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain

How to use Loramide

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Loramide may be taken with... View More

How Loramide works

Loramide is an anti-diarrhoeal medication. It works by slowing down the contraction of the intestines thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • You have been prescribed Loramide for the treatment of diarrhea.
  • Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance. Drink plenty of fluids to help keep you hydrated.
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Loramide if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Loramide can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Stop taking the medication as soon as your symptoms are relieved.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Diarrhea

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Acute Diarrhea 4 mg initially, then 2 mg after each loose stool; not to exceed 16 mg/day (8 mg/day for self-medication); discontinue if no improvement ... View More

Child Dose

Acute Diarrhea First Day of Treatment 2-6 years (13-20 kg): 1 mg q8hr PO 6-8 years: (20-30 kg): 2 mg q12hr PO 8-12 years (>30 kg): 2 mg q8hr PO S... View More

Contraindication

Conditions when inhibition of peristalsis is undesirable (e.g. ileus or megacolon); antibiotic induced colitis; active inflammatory bowel disease; if ab... View More

Mode of Action

Loperamide inhibits peristalsis and prolongs transit time by acting directly on intestinal wall muscles. It also reduces faecal volume, increases viscos... View More

Precaution

Concomitant specific therapy must be given in those with infectious diarrhoea; hepatic dysfunction; infants; pregnancy, lactation. Lactation: Not kno... View More

Side Effect

Abdominal pain, distention, and discomfort; paralytic ileus; constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, rash. Potentially Fatal: Toxic ... View More

Interaction

Bioavailability increased by co-trimoxazole, ritonavir, saquinavir. Respiratory depression reported when administered with quinidine. Loperamide increas... View More

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