How do you give loperamide to a child?
13–20 kg (29–44 lbs.) 7.5 mL (1½ teaspoons) after first loose stool Do not give more than 22.5 mL (4½ teaspoons) in 24 hours. 20–30 kg (44–66 lbs.) 15 mL (3 teaspoons) after first loose stool 7.5 mL (1½ teaspoons) after each following loose stool Do not give more than 30 mL (6 teaspoons) in 24 hours.
Can you mix IMODIUM with water?
Take loperamide with a full glass of water. Diarrhea can cause your body to lose fluids and electrolytes. Drink plenty of liquids to keep from getting dehydrated. The loperamide chewable tablet must be chewed before swallowing.
What are the ingredients for IMODIUM?
Each IMODIUM Capsule contains 2 mg of loperamide hydrochloride as the active ingredient. The capsules also contain lactose, maize starch, purified talc and magnesium stearate, iron oxide yellow (E172), indigo carmine (E132), erythrosine (E127), titanium dioxide (E171) and gelatin.
Is loperamide hydrochloride the same as IMODIUM?
Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) is an antidiarrheal used to treat diarrhea. Imodium is also used to reduce the amount of stool in people who have an ileostomy (re-routing of the bowel through a surgical opening in the stomach). Imodium is available in generic form and over-the-counter (OTC).
How much Imodium can I give a 2 year old?
• drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea
|adults and children 12 years and over||30 mL after the first loose stool; 15 mL after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 60 mL in 24 hours|
|children 2-5 years (34 to 47 lbs)||ask a doctor|
|children under 2 years (up to 33 lbs)||do not use|
What can I give a 2 year old for diarrhea?
If your child has diarrhea, it’s important to feed them a healthy, well-balanced diet in addition to plenty of fluids. In the past, doctors suggested the “BRAT” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) as a solution to help children with diarrhea.
Can I drink loperamide without eating?
You can take loperamide with or without food. Capsules and tablets: swallow these whole, with a drink of water. Tablets that melt in your mouth: put the tablet on your tongue and let it melt in your saliva. You can then swallow it without a drink.
How much liquid Imodium can I take?
Use only attached measuring cup to dose product. Take 30 mL initially and 15 mL every time you have a loose bowel movement, to a maximum of 120 mL per day. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Stop use if you have a solid or hard stool or if you go for 24 hours without a bowel movement.
What is loperamide hydrochloride used for?
About loperamide Loperamide is a medicine to treat diarrhoea (runny poo). It can help with short-term diarrhoea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Loperamide is also used for recurring or longer lasting diarrhoea from bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and short bowel syndrome.
Is loperamide banned?
Loperamide is a safe drug when used as directed. Loperamide is FDA-approved to help control symptoms of diarrhea, including Travelers’ Diarrhea. The maximum approved daily dose for adults is 8 mg per day for OTC use and 16 mg per day for prescription use.
How quickly does loperamide hydrochloride work?
Loperamide usually starts to work within 1 hour to make your diarrhoea better. Most people only need to take loperamide for 1 to 2 days. You may need to take it for longer if your diarrhoea is because of a bowel condition such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or short bowel syndrome.
Can loperamide be taken on empty stomach?
Adults should not use more than 8 milligrams in 24 hours if self-treating, or 16 milligrams in 24 hours if under a doctor’s direction. If you are taking the chewable tablet, take this medication on an empty stomach. The chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.