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. Lupidium Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Lupidium Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lupidium 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.
Lupidium Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
ies 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.
Lupidium Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or d
ecrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lupidium Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lupidium Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Lupidium Tablet should be used with caution in patients with
liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lupidium Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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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
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 Lupidium with cimetidine?
Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lupidium, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lupidium may needs to be decreased. Consult your doctor prior to taking both the drugs together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.