Loperamide (Generic Imodium) Anti-Diarrhoea Capsules
£1.49 – £3.99
- Fast Acting Relief From Diarrhoea
- Slows Down Bowel Activity
- Active Ingredients: Loperamide Hydrochloride
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
This medicine contains Loperamide which helps to stop diarrhoea by making the stools more solid and less frequent. This medicine is used for the treatment of sudden short-lived (acute) attacks of diarrhoea in adults and children over 12 years of age.
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Loperamide Hydrochloride capsules are commonly used to treat short-term diarrhoea in adults and children over 12 years of age. Loperamide Hydrochloride can also be used in adults over 18 years of age to treat IBS related diarrhoea.
While taking Loperamide Hydrochloride Capsules there are other things you can do at home to speed up the recovery time, these include:
- Getting plenty of rest
- Drinking lots of fluids
- Eating when you feel able to
- Taking pain relief such as paracetamol
See more information on diarrhoea and vomiting here on the NHS website.
Loperamide BNF stands for British National Formular and as with all medicines the Loperamide BNF information provides support and guidance to healthcare professional for things such as prescribing, dosage queries and dispensing guidelines.
Most information contained in the Loperamide BNF is also readily available to read for patient in the patient information leaflet that Is sent in the box your capsules come in.
Loperamide SPC information suggests that they be stored correctly to ensure that when you need to use them, they are safe to do so.
According to Loperamide SPC information you should store them:
- Out of the sight and reach of children
- Store in original package
- Do not use after the expiry date
Returning any unused Loperamide 2mg Capsules to your local pharmacy for safe disposal will help you protect the public and the environment.
Loperamide Imodium is usually safe for most people to use but there are a small number of people who should not use them.
Do not take Loperamide Imodium if:
- You are allergic to Loperamide 2mg or any of the other ingredients
- You suffer from colitis or any other inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis
- You have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
- You have a swollen stomach or tummy, and/or constipation
- You are experiencing symptoms of dysentery which includes blood in the stool and a high temperature
- If you are aged twelve or below
If any of the above apply to you, a doctor or pharmacist should be contact before taking Loperamide Imodium.
What Is Loperamide?
What Is Loperamide? Is one of the most commonly asked questions when customers are looking for a treatment for diarrhoea, so let’s have a look at the information provided on What Is Loperamide?
Loperamide is a short-term treatment for runny stools and can also be used for longer lasting bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis and short bowel syndrome.
Loperamide 2mg can interfere with other medications. If you take any of the follow medications below, or have recently taken them, tell your doctor.
- Ritonavir (used to treat HIV infection and AIDS)
- Quinidine (used to treat abnormal heart rhythms or malaria)
- Oral desmopressin (used to control thirst and urine production in patients with diabetes insipidus)
- Itraconazole or ketoconazole (antifungal medicines)
- Gemfibrozil (used to treat high cholesterol)
- Anti-cholinergic drugs
If you are unsure if the medicines that you take react negatively with Loperamide 2mg be sure to check with a pharmacist first.
Loperamide Tablets can cause side effects but that does not mean everybody that takes them will experience them.
Common Side Effects
- Nausea, constipation, flatulence
Uncommon Side Effects
- Tiredness, drowsiness
- Stomach pains, vomiting, indigestion and heartburn, dry mouth
Rare Side Effects
- Itchiness or hives
- Constriction of the pupil
- Difficulty passing water (urine)
- A swollen stomach
A full list of Loperamide Tablets side effects can be viewed here in the Patient Information Leaflet.
The following Loperamide 2mg Capsules Dosage is the recommended dosage without doctor’s instructions. This information is included in the patient information leaflet.
Recommended Loperamide Dosage for Adults, Elderly & Children over the age of 12 years:
- Capsules should be taken whole with a drink of water
- Two capsules with water should be taken after the first loose stool
- After each further loose stool, take one capsule
What Is Loperamide Used For?
You may wonder What Is Loperamide Used For?
While Loperamide is most commonly used for short term treatment of diarrhoea, it can also be used in reoccurring conditions including:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Short Bowel
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Loperamide Uses includes the treatments of short-term diarrhoea in adults and children over 12 years of age and to treat IBS related diarrhoea in people over 18, but regardless of your intended Loperamide Uses or where you decide to buy your you should always make sure you obtain it from a registered and trusted pharmacy.
Any online pharmacy should be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and any online doctor service should registered with the Care Quality Commission and General Medical Council.
If you are ever unsure if the company you are ordering from holds the above, you should contact them for proof directly.
How Does Loperamide Work?
When looking for the right treatment for you, you may ask how long does loperamide take to work and How Does Loperamide Work? So, let’s have a look on the information provided for How Does Loperamide Work?
Loperamide works by slowing down food as it goes through your gut. Your body can then draw in more water from your intestines, so that your stools become firmer and you visit the toilet for a poo less often, the capsules usually start to work within one hour of taking them.
Loperamide For IBS
While you can use Loperamide For IBS when episodes of diarrhoea occur, there are alternative medicines to Loperamide For IBS that can be either prescribed by your GP or purchased online, some that we offer include:
See a full range of our stomach and bowel treatments here at My Pharmacy.
Loperamide For Dogs
You can use Loperamide For Dogs but only when you have visited your vet. Here at My Pharmacy, we can only supply Loperamide For Dogs when a valid prescription is supplied to use. Your Vet is legally obliged to issue you with a prescription to you should the recommended a treatment that is used in both pets and humans.
You do not have to obtain the medication via your but may be asked to pay a small fee for just the prescription to take away.
Loperamide In Pregnancy
You should not take Loperamide In Pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to, this is because there is not enough research on Loperamide In Pregnancy and whether or not it is safe.
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious side effects
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Stop taking this medicine and see your
doctor immediately if you experience
any of these serious side effects:
• Allergic reactions including unexplained
wheezing, shortness of breath, passing
out or swelling of face and throat
• Skin rashes, which may be severe and
include blistering or peeling skin
• Loss of consciousness or reduced level of
consciousness (passing out, feeling faint
or less alert), uncoordinated movements.
Other side effects
Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• Feeling sick, constipation or wind
Adults, the elderly and children over
How to take: The capsules should be
swallowed whole with a drink of water.
Dose and how often to take: After the
rst loose stool (bowel motion) take 2
capsules with water. After each further
loose stool, take 1 capsule.
• Rehydration sachets are available
• Do not give to children under 12
years of age.
• Do not take more than 8 capsules in
any 24 hours.
• Do not take the capsules for more than
24 hours unless advised by a doctor.
• If symptoms persist for more than 24
hours consult your doctor.
• Replace lost uid by drinking more
liquid than usual.
• DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100
• Dizziness or drowsiness
• Abdominal pain or discomfort
• Abdominal pain upper
• Dry mouth
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• Itchiness or hives
• Stomach pain or swollen stomach
• Difculties in passing water
• Miosis (narrowing of the pupils of the eye)