What is Loperium tablets used for?
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.
What drugs should not be taken with loperamide?
Many drugs besides loperamide may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including amiodarone, chlorpromazine, haloperidol, methadone, moxifloxacin, pentamidine, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, thioridazine, ziprasidone, among others.
Can you take Zyrtec and loperamide at the same time?
Interactions between your drugs Using cetirizine together with loperamide may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.
How many loperamide hydrochloride 2mg can I take?
Adults and teenagers—The usual dose is 4 mg (2 tablets) after the first loose bowel movement, and 2 mg (1 tablet) after each loose bowel movement after the first dose has been taken. No more than 8 mg (4 tablets) should be taken in any 24-hour period.
What is loperamide 2mg?
Descriptions. Loperamide is used to control and relieve the symptoms of acute diarrhea. It is also used to treat chronic diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Loperamide helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines.
What medicines Cannot be taken together?
5 Over-the-Counter Medicines You Should Never Take Together
- Dangerous duo: Tylenol and multi-symptom cold medicines.
- Dangerous duo: Any combo of ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin.
- Dangerous duo: Antihistamines and motion-sickness medications.
- Dangerous duo: Anti-diarrheal medicine and calcium supplements.
- Dangerous duo: St.
When should you not use loperamide?
You should not use loperamide if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- stomach pain without diarrhea;
- diarrhea with a high fever;
- ulcerative colitis;
- diarrhea that is caused by a bacterial infection; or.
- stools that are bloody, black, or tarry.