Drugs that inhibit peristalsis.
- Symptomatic treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea.
- Loperamide can be recommended in case of traveler's diarrhea ("tourist"). If there is sufficient evidence of the treatment period should be 2 days. Only in the case of blood in the faeces of the application it should be deferred to determine the cause of this phenomenon.
Loperamide is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to loperamide hydrochloride or to any component of the drug.
Loperamide should not be given to patients with rare forms of congenital lactose intolerance, malabsorption of glucose - galactose or deficit sucrase - isomaltase.
Loperamide should not be used for primary treatment of patients with: acute dysentery, characterized by the presence of blood in the stool and increased body temperature; acute ulcerative colitis or pseudomembranous colitis associated with the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics; bacterial enterocolitis caused by microorganisms families Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter; impaired liver function necessary for metabolism of the drug, as this may lead to relative overdosing.
Loperamide should not be used at all, if you want to escape the oppression of peristalsis - the possible risk of significant complications, including ileus, megacolon and toxic megacolon.
You must immediately stop taking the drug, if developed constipation, bloating or partial bowel obstruction.
Tablets from white to white with a yellowish tinge in color.
Store in a dark premises, out of reach of children at temperature not exceeding 25 °C.