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    Gastroenteritis in Adults and Older Children Professional

    Antimotility drugs may be useful for symptomatic control in adults with mild-to-moderate diarrhoea - for example, if quicker resolution of diarrhoea would enable the person to continue essential activ...

    Stoma Care Professional

    These include medication: For relief of diarrhoea - eg, loperamide, opiates, codeine phosphate. For relief of constipation - eg, magnesium hydroxide, ispaghula husk (not for pati...

    Travelling to Remote Locations Conditions

    Antifungal cream (eg, clotrimazole) 15 g tube. Loperamide 2 mg (for diarrhoea) - pack of 10. Senna tablets x 5. Small bottle of antiseptic (eg, Savlon®).

    Ulcerative Colitis Conditions

    Note : antidiarrhoeal medication such as loperamide should NOT be used during a flare-up of ulcerative colitis. This is because it does not reduce the diarrhoea that occurs in this situation,...

    E. Coli (VTEC O157) Conditions

    You should also avoid taking any antidiarrhoeal medicines such as loperamide if you have VTEC O157. One of the reasons for this is that they may also possibly increase the risk of HUS.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome Professional

    Pharmacological options should target the individual symptoms, such as diarrhoea, abdominal spasm, bloating or constipation. Loperamide is the medication of choice for diarrhoea. Ant...

    Diarrhoea Conditions

    Diarrhoea Gastroenteritis Food poisoning Loperamide Diarrhea

    Norovirus Conditions

    Diarrhoea Gastroenteritis Norovirus Vomiting Loperamide Racecadotril

    Shigellosis Professional

    Antimotility agents, such as loperamide, are contra-indicated. Return to work When diarrhoea has settled, the vast majority are not a risk to others and may return to work with no fu...

    Childhood Diarrhoea Professional

    When required, antibiotic regimes will be determined by the results of stool culture and sensitivities and local guidelines. Loperamide has been shown to reduce the duration of diarrhoea b...

    Diabetic Neuropathy Professional

    May be helped by high doses of codeine, loperamide or diphenoxylate, or by erythromycin or tetracycline. Gustatory sweating: Explanation and counselling are often required.

    Campylobacter Enteritis Professional

    When used, loperamide is the antimotility agent of choice. It should not be used if features suggest a possible differential diagnosis of: Dysentery E. coli 0157 Shigella Inf...

    Opiate Poisoning Professional

    The following drugs may be involved: Codeine Diamorphine Dihydrocodeine Fentanyl Heroin Loperamide Meptazinol Methadone Morphine Opium Oxycodone Pentazo...

    Gastrointestinal Infections in Pregnancy Professional

    Medication [ 7 ] This is not indicated in most cases but will depend on the suspected infection and any microbiology results. Loperamide is not recommended in pregnancy. Antibi...

    Pseudomembranous Colitis Professional

    Avoid antiperistaltic agents such as loperamide or opiates (codeine) because of the risk of retention of toxins in the lumen. Ceasing the causative antibiotic (if possible) allows resoluti...

    Salmonella Gastroenteritis Professional

    When used, loperamide is the antimotility agent of choice. It should not be used if features suggest a possible differential diagnosis of: Dysentery E. coli 0157 Shigella Inf...

    Pain Relief in Children Professional

    Gastrointestinal pain - bowel colic pain may be reduced by loperamide or hyoscine hydrobromide sublingually. Subcutaneous hyoscine can be given via a syringe driver.

    Advising Patients Travelling to Remote Locations Professional

    Constipation is also common in travellers, often triggered by dehydration, lack of fresh vegetables (due to sensible caution) or over-use of loperamide. Travellers should be advised to increa...

    Crohn's Disease Professional

    Other treatments Antidiarrhoeals such as loperamide are contra-indicated during episodes of active colitis, as they may cause toxic megacolon.

    Ulcerative Colitis Professional

    It is available in specialised centres as part of research trials. [ 7 , 8 ] A recent meta-analysis found that leukophoresis was more efficacious than conventional pharmacotherapy in improving respon...