Lopide Capsule

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Composition for Lopide 2mg Capsule

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₹1.8/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Lopide Capsule

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Uses of Lopide Capsule

Lopide Capsule is used in the treatment of diarrhoea
It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).
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Side effects of Lopide Capsule

Common

Nausea, Headache, Constipation, Flatulence.

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How to use Lopide Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lopide Capsule at a fixed time.

How Lopide Capsule works

Lopide capsule is an anti-diarrhoeal medication. It works by decreasing contraction of the intestines which makes stools more solid and less frequent.

In Depth Information on Lopide Capsule

Expert advice for Lopide Capsule

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lopide Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Lopide Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopide Capsule 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Lopide Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human studi
es have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Lopide Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or de
crease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lopide Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lopide Capsule is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lopide Capsule should be used with caution in patients with
liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopide Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Natcardine 100mg Tablet, U Tryp 100000IU Injection, Upxiga 100000IU Injection, U Bet Injection

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lopide 2mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for 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.
Q. Can I take Lopide with cimetidine?
Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lopide, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lopide may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.
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