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Megalop 2mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction

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

Megalop 2mg Capsule 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 Megalop Capsule

Side effects of Megalop Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach cramp

How to use Megalop Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Megalop 2mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Megalop Capsule works

Megalop 2mg Capsule 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
Megalop 2mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Megalop 2mg Capsule 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megalop 2mg Capsule 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
Megalop 2mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megalop 2mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Megalop 2mg Capsule is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Megalop 2mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Megalop 2mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Megalop 2mg Capsule 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 Megalop 2mg Capsule if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Megalop 2mg Capsule can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Stop taking the medication as soon as your symptoms are relieved.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Megalop 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, U Tryp
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Patient Concerns

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She is having diarrhoea for the last one day .Pls. Suggest a branded company medicine capsule or tablet to relieve from.the diarrhoea suffered due to cold .
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Cold doesn't lead to Diarrhea Could be infectionTake tab oflox OZ twice daily for five days Visit personally if it persists beyond 2days
Conditions : bloody diarrhea with abdominal pain and weakness , what is the treatment ?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
ORS Tab Ornof 1 tab BD X 3 days Your hydration need to be checked
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FAQs

Q. Is Megalop safe?

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

Q. What is Megalop used for?

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

Q. Can Megalop be used for IBS?

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

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

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

Q. Does Megalop help in opiate withdrawal?

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

Q. Is Megalop addictive?

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

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

Megalop 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 Megalop with cimetidine?

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

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