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    Loperamide for diarrhoea (Imodium) Medicines

    Loperamide for diarrhoea (Imodium), Most people only need to take loperamide for a day or so. Loperamide works by slowing down the activity of your bowel. This reduces th...

    Diarrhoea Medicine Conditions

    The most commonly used medicine is loperamide. You can buy this from your local pharmacy or get it on prescription from your doctor. , Codeine Methylcellulose Loperamide Co-phenotrop...

    Food Poisoning Conditions

    You can buy loperamide from pharmacies. The adult dose of loperamide is two capsules at first. This is followed by one capsule after each time you pass some diarrhoea, up to a maximu...

    Salmonella Conditions

    You can buy loperamide from pharmacies. The adult dose of loperamide is two capsules at first. This is followed by one capsule after each time you pass some diarrhoea, up to a maximu...

    Campylobacter Conditions

    You can buy loperamide from pharmacies. The adult dose of loperamide is two capsules at first. This is followed by one capsule after each time you pass some diarrhoea, up to a maximu...

    Gastroenteritis Conditions

    The safest and most effective is loperamide . The adult dose of this is two capsules at first. This is followed by one capsule after each time you pass some diarrhoea up to a maximum of eigh...

    Faecal Incontinence Professional

    Antidiarrhoeal drugs should be prescribed, in accordance with the summary of product characteristics, for people with loose stools and associated incontinence once other causes have been excluded. ...

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Conditions

    Treating diarrhoea An antidiarrhoeal medicine (for example,  loperamide ) may be useful if diarrhoea is a main symptom. The dose of loperamide needed to control diarrhoea varie...

    Stoma Dietary Care Conditions

    Arrowroot However, many patients, particularly those with an ileostomy, still find that they need to take loperamide tablets to make the output more solid. If the stoma output is too...

    Traveller's Diarrhoea Conditions

    The safest and most effective is loperamide. The adult dose of this is two capsules at first. This is followed by one capsule after each time you pass some diarrhoea up to a maximum of eigh...

    Desmopressin (DDAVP, DesmoMelt, Desmospray, Desmotabs, Octim) Medicines

    Some medicines (for example, loperamide for the treatment of diarrhoea) may not be. Can desmopressin cause problems? Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwante...

    Traveller's Diarrhoea Professional

    There is more evidence for efficacy and safety of loperamide; however, bismuth subsalicylate may also be used. Neither should be used if the stool contains blood or mucus, or if there is feve...

    Nutritional Support in Hospital Professional

    To prevent diarrhoea, avoid contamination of feed with bacteria, control the rate of infusion and give codeine phosphate or loperamide. Metabolic disturbances can occur - eg, rebound hypog...

    Opioid Detoxification Professional

    Other drugs for withdrawal symptoms Evidence that any of these drugs improve outcome is lacking: Diarrhoea : loperamide 4 mg immediately followed by 2 mg after each loose stool fo...

    Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis) Conditions

    Medicines which help treat diarrhoea, such as loperamide . If swallowing lumpy foods is difficult then it may help to have lots to drink with meals.

    Flatulence and Wind Professional

    Drugs: Antibiotics (eg, metronidazole or rifaximin) can be used to treat small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. [ 11 , 19 ] One study reported that rifaximin was more effective and better tolera...

    Protein-losing Enteropathy Professional

    One study reported the resolution of PLE by the simple measure of treating the patient's chronic diarrhoea with loperamide. The use of diuretics for congestive heart failure is another ex...

    Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Conditions

    Treatments to avoid Antidiarrhoeal medicines such as loperamide should not be used if C. difficile infection is suspected. This is because it is thought that they may slow down the rat...

    Chronic Diarrhoea in Adults Professional

    There may be a role for symptomatic treatment with antimotility drugs - eg, codeine, loperamide - in some cases but only when a definite diagnosis has been made and it is definite that there ...

    Niemann-Pick Disease Professional

    Gastro-intestinal problems - treat symptomatically - eg, laxatives, loperamide. Behavioural problems - multidisciplinary treatment. Prevention [ 1 ] Families can be offer...