Loperamide is an opioid receptor antognist used along with other measures for the treatment of diarrhea.
This drug helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines. This drug requires a prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. This drug is contraindicated for use in children less than 6 years of age unless directed by a healthcare professional.
Children, especially very young children, are very sensitive to the effects of loperamide. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment.
Also, the fluid loss caused by diarrhea may result in a serious health problem. Check with your healthcare professional before giving taking this for diarrhea since it may hide the symptoms of dehydration.
Indications of harm to the fetus have not been reported in animal studies but adequate studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus. This drug poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as Eliglustat, Lomitapide, Nilotinib, Saquinavir, Simeprevir, Tocophersolan, or Gemfibrozil.
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects.
Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as Colitis, Dysentery, or Liver disease.
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