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IMOSEC M 2MG/125MG TABLET

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Composition for IMOSEC M

Loperamide(2 mg),Simethicone(125 mg)

food interaction for IMOSEC M

alcohol interaction for IMOSEC M

pregnancy interaction for IMOSEC M

lactation interaction for IMOSEC M

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alcohol
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Imosec m 2mg/125mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Imosec m 2mg/125mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for IMOSEC M

Loperamide(2 mg)

Uses

Loperamide is used for diarrhoea.

How it works

Loperamide belongs to a category of drugs called as anti-diarrheal used to treat diarrhea. It acts by slowing down the movement of an overactive bowel, which helps in absorption of water and salts from the body that are usually lost in diarrhea.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Stomach pain, Vomiting
Simethicone(125 mg)

Uses

Simethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Simethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction

SUBSTITUTES for IMOSEC M

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for IMOSEC M

  • Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea lasting for more than 48 hours.
  • Don't use if you have blood in your stool or it's dark or black in color.
  • The drug can make you dizzy or drowzy. Avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery when taking this drug.
  • Try to drink plenty of fluids. Having diarrhea can make you dehydrated.
  • Do not take loperamide if you are allergic to it.
  • Do not take this drug if you have blood in your stools or if your stools are dark or black in colour.
  • Do not take this drug if you are severly constipated.

Frequently asked questions for IMOSEC M

Loperamide

Q.Is Loperamide safe?
Loperamide is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.What is loperamide/Imodium/Eldoper used for?
Loperamide/Imodium/Eldoper is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease

Q.Can it be used for IBS?
It may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use

Q.Can I take loperamide with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?
Loperamide may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Loperamide might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use

Q.Does loperamide help in opiate withdrawal?
Loperamide is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same

Q.Is loperamide addictive?
No. Loperamide is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug

Q.Is it banned or available as over-the-counter drug?
It is not banned but available over the counter in India

Q.Can loperamide/ Impodium be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?
Loperamide may benefit few cases of stomach cramps or nausea associated with diarrhea. It is sometimes used for stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea. It is not used for gas. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.

Simethicone

Q.Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid

Q.Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin

Q.Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription

Q.Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

Q.Is it safe for babies?
Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q.Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas

Q.Does it have any side effects?
It does not have any known serious side-effects

Q.Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor

Q.Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)