Lopox 2 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Lopox Tablet
Lopox 2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea. It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).
Lopox Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach cramp
How to use Lopox Tablet
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. Lopox 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Lopox Tablet works
Lopox 2 mg Tablet is an anti-diarrhoeal medication. It works by slowing down the contraction of the intestines thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it. This allows more time for reabsorption of fluids and nutrients, making the stools more solid and less frequent.
Lopox Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Lopox 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopox 2 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Lopox 2 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies 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.
Driving
Lopox 2 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Lopox 2 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lopox 2 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lopox 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopox 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Lopox 2 mg Tablet for the treatment of diarrhea.
  • Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance. Drink plenty of fluids to help keep you hydrated.
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Lopox 2 mg Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Lopox 2 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Stop taking the medication as soon as your symptoms are relieved.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lopox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Natcardine
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Camopan
MODERATE
Brand(s): U Tryp, Upxiga, U Bet
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lopox

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Is lopox tab is safe for dirreah
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Below are the common side effects that may occur when using Lopox Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you observe any of these side effects even in mild form. Abdominal distention Abdominal pain Constipation Difficulties in urinationThere are some moreSo not very safe in bacterial diarrhea
Diarrhoea - having loose motion with gas pressure 3 to 4 times during morning and some times during the day and night
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-liv.52-syrup-otc1355462-2 tea spoon syrup morning & evening before taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsyou can give along with allopathic medicine
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FAQs

Q. Is Lopox safe?
Lopox is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. What is Lopox used for?
Lopox is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease.
Q. Can Lopox be used for IBS?
Lopox may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use.
Q. Can I take Lopox with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?
Lopox may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Lopox might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Lopox help in opiate withdrawal?
Lopox is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same.
Q. Is Lopox addictive?
No, Lopox is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug.
Q. Can Lopox be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?
Lopox 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 Lopox with cimetidine?
Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lopox, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lopox may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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