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Loperamide 2mg Capsules
Loperamide capsules, available through Access Doctor, offer fast-acting and effective relief from acute diarrhoea symptoms. This over-the-counter medication works by slowing down the movement of the gut. This allows the intestines more time to absorb fluid and helping to solidify stools.
It’s a go-to choice for individuals dealing with occasional bouts of diarrhoea and is convenient for travel, allowing you to get back to your daily activities with minimal disruption.
About Loperamide 2mg Capsules
What is Loperamide used for?
Loperamide is primarily used to treat acute, non-specific diarrhoea by slowing down the movement of the gut, allowing the intestines to absorb more fluid and solidify the stool.
How quickly does Loperamide work?
Loperamide usually starts to take effect within 1-3 hours after ingestion, reducing the frequency and urgency of bowel movements.
Can I take Loperamide for long-term treatment?
Loperamide is generally intended for short-term use to treat acute diarrhoea. If symptoms persist for more than two days, consult a healthcare provider for further diagnosis and treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects can include constipation, dizziness, and tiredness. Severe side effects are rare but can include abdominal pain or bloating, nausea, or allergic reactions. Consult your healthcare provider if you experience severe or persistent side effects.
Can I drink alcohol while taking Loperamide?
It's generally not recommended to consume alcohol while taking Loperamide as it can exacerbate dehydration and potentially interact with the medication.
Can I take Loperamide if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Let us know before taking Loperamide if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
How should I store Loperamide capsules?
Loperamide capsules should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture, and out of reach of children.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it's close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double doses to catch up.
Can I take Loperamide with other medications?
Loperamide may interact with certain other medications, including some prescription drugs. Always consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist before taking Loperamide with other medications.
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