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Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Capsules 30

Product code: 1091305
  • Pharmacy Only Medicine
(incl VAT)
Out of stock
Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Capsules are used to treat sudden short lived attacks of diarrhoea in adults and children over 12 years of age.

Please Note Brands may vary!

Not licensed for IBS!

Please read the enclosed leaflet before use.

Directions for use:
For oral use only. Swallow the capsules whole with some liquid.

2 Capsules initially followed by 1 capsule (2mg) after each loose stool, for up to 5 days.
The usual dosage is 3-4 capsules (6-8mg) a day.
The maximum daily dose for adults is 8 capsules (16mg).

Children over 12 years:
1 Capsule (2mg) initially followed by 1 capsule (2mg) after each loose stool for up to 5 days.
The usual dosage is 3 to 4 capsules (6-8mg) a day.
The maximum daily dose for children is related to body weight (3 capsules per 20kg) but should not exceed 8 capsules (16mg) a day.
If your symptoms do not improve within 24 hours please contact your doctor.
Do not give to children under 12 years.

Do not take Loperamide if:

You are allergic to Loperamide or any of the other ingredients.
You need to keep the bowel movements normal to avoid complications such as blockage of the bowel and abnormal or rapid widening of the colon.
You have constipation, Blockage of the bowel or a bloated tummy (in particular, in children with severe dehydration).
You have acute ulcerative Colitis (a form of imflammatory bowel disease) which can cause abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, fever and weight loss.
You have bacterial infection of the small intestine and colon (cause by bacteria such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter).
You have inflammation of the colon after taking antibiotics the symptoms of which may include watery or bloody diarrhoea.
You have dysentery the symptoms of which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature.

Pregnancy and breast feeding:
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you are advised not to take Loperamide. It is not known if it is safe to take, especially during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
If you are breast feeding, you should not take Loperamide, as small amounts of this medicine get into your breast milk.

Driving and using machinery:
This medicine may make you feel tired, dizzy or drowsy. If affected,
you are advised not to drive or operate machinery

Loperamide Hydrochloride, Lactose, Maize Starch, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Gelatine, Colouring Agents Sunset Yellow FCF (E110), Erythrosine (E127), Patent Blue (131), Indigotine (E132), Titanium Dioxide (E171).