Loperamide 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.
Lopamide Tablet is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. What is Lopamide Tablet used for?
Lopamide Tablet is used for treating short-term or long-term diarrhea, with or without any associated disease.
Q. Can Lopamide Tablet be used for IBS?
Lopamide Tablet may be used in few cases of IBS but please consult your doctor before its use.
Q. Can I take Lopamide Tablet with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole?
Lopamide Tablet may be taken simultaneously with antibiotics, paracetamol, ibuprofen, omiprazole or ciprofloxacin. Lopamide Tablet might interact with desmopressin, ritonavir, quinidine or cotrimoxazole. Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Lopamide Tablet help in opiate withdrawal?
Lopamide Tablet is used in higher doses as a part of opiate withdrawal process. However, do consult your doctor regarding the same.
Q. Is Lopamide Tablet addictive?
No, Lopamide Tablet is a safe and non-addictive anti-diarrheal drug.
Q. Can Lopamide Tablet be used for stomach cramps, nausea, stomach flu, rota virus diarrhea and gas?
Lopamide 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 Lopamide Tablet with cimetidine?
Cimetidine can decrease the metabolism of Lopamide Tablet, increase its blood levels and hence, increase its effects and side effects. Your dose of Lopamide Tablet 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 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.