Medicine Overview of Lopramide Tablet
Lopramide 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea
. It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).
Nausea, Headache, Constipation, Flatulence.
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 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Lopramide 5mg Tablet 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 Lopramide Tablet
- 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.
Lopramide Tablet related warnings
Lopramide 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopramide 5mg 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.
Lopramide 5mg 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.
Lopramide 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lopramide 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lopramide 5mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Lopramide 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopramide 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Lopramide Tablet
Lopramide is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. What is Lopramide used for?
Lopramide is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease.
Q. Can Lopramide be used for IBS?
Lopramide may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use.
Q. Can I take Lopramide with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?
Lopramide may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Lopramide might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Lopramide help in opiate withdrawal?
Lopramide is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same.
Q. Is Lopramide addictive?
No, Lopramide is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug.
Q. Can Lopramide be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?
Lopramide 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 with cimetidine?
Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lopramide, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lopramide may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.
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