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Lopramide 2mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C

Product introduction

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

Lopramide 2mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are headache, nausea, and constipation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance, so drink plenty of fluids to help keep yourself hydrated. It is important to avoid this medicine if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.

Uses of Lopramide Tablet

Benefits of Lopramide Tablet

In Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Lopramide Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lopramide

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain

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

How Lopramide Tablet works

Lopramide 2mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lopramide 2mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lopramide 2mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lopramide 2mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lopramide 2mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lopramide 2mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lopramide 2mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lopramide 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopramide 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpiperidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Opioid Agonist- Antidiarrheal

Interaction with drugs

Taking Lopramide 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): Uli-Vin, Miratryp, Ulinicel
Moderate

Patient concerns

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Stomach pain & diarrhea due to food poison for 5 days .i took lopramide,rifagut ,zanocin-oz, but didn't. Control pls tell me what to do next
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Take ORS. you probably are already being treated by a doctor and since you re still having diarrhoea, you need to be examined again and prescribed accordingly
Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 days I had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
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FAQs

Q. Is Lopramide 2mg Tablet safe?

Lopramide 2mg Tablet is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. What is Lopramide 2mg Tablet used for?

Lopramide 2mg Tablet is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease.

Q. Can Lopramide 2mg Tablet be used for IBS?

Lopramide 2mg Tablet may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use.

Q. Can I take Lopramide 2mg Tablet with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?

Lopramide 2mg Tablet may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Lopramide 2mg Tablet might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use

Q. Does Lopramide 2mg Tablet help in opiate withdrawal?

Lopramide 2mg Tablet is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same.

Q. Is Lopramide 2mg Tablet addictive?

No, Lopramide 2mg Tablet is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug.

Q. Can Lopramide 2mg Tablet be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?

Lopramide 2mg Tablet 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 Lopramide 2mg Tablet with cimetidine?

Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lopramide 2mg Tablet, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lopramide 2mg Tablet may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.
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References

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Country of origin: India

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