Lopramac 2 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Lopramac Tablet

Lopramac 2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea. It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).

Lopramac Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach cramp

How to use Lopramac 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. Lopramac 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lopramac Tablet works

Lopramac 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.

Lopramac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Lopramac 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopramac 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
Lopramac 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
Lopramac 2 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Lopramac 2 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lopramac 2 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lopramac 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopramac 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Lopramac 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 Lopramac 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 Lopramac 2 mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Stop taking the medication as soon as your symptoms are relieved.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lopramac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lopramac

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Diabetes Specialist
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FAQs

Q. Is Lopramac safe?

Lopramac is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. What is Lopramac used for?

Lopramac is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease.

Q. Can Lopramac be used for IBS?

Lopramac may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use.

Q. Can I take Lopramac with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?

Lopramac may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Lopramac might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use

Q. Does Lopramac help in opiate withdrawal?

Lopramac is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same.

Q. Is Lopramac addictive?

No, Lopramac is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug.

Q. Can Lopramac be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?

Lopramac 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 Lopramac with cimetidine?

Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lopramac, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lopramac 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 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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