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Composition FOR LOPIDUS 2mg capsule

Loperamide(2mg)

food interaction for LOPIDUS capsule

alcohol interaction for LOPIDUS capsule

pregnancy interaction for LOPIDUS capsule

lactation interaction for LOPIDUS capsule

medicine interaction for LOPIDUS capsule

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lopidus capsule at a fixed time.
Lopidus capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Lopidus 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lopidus capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
  • MODERATE INTERACTION
    U BET INJECTION, U TRYP 100000IU INJECTION, UPXIGA 100000IU INJECTION 
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR LOPIDUS 2mg capsule

    Loperamide(2mg)

    Lopidus capsule uses

    Lopidus capsule is used in the treatment of diarrhoea
    It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).

    How lopidus capsule works

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

    Common side effects of lopidus capsule

    Nausea, Headache, Constipation, Flatulence.

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    Expert advice FOR LOPIDUS 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR LOPIDUS 2mg capsule

    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
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    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 Loperamide with cimetidine?
    Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Loperamide, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Loperamide may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)