This medication is an opiate, prescribed for diarrhea. It decreases stomach and intestinal movement in the digestive system.
Contraindicated in patients who have diarrhea due to poisoning, who are taking sodium oxybate, seizures and hypersensitivity.
Child: The recommended dose is 0.25 to 0.5 mL/kg of body weight 1 to 4 times a day.
Adult: The recommended dose is 5 to 10 mL (1 to 2 teaspoonfuls) 1 to 4 times a day.
It comes as a liquid to take by mouth after each loose bowel movement.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of head injury, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, under active thyroid, asthma, Addison’s disease, stomach problems, inflammation of the pancreas, bowel or urinary obstruction, enlarged prostate, or blood disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and sit or stand up slowly while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Most Common :
Lightheadedness, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea and vomiting.
• Miscellaneous : Anxiety, emotion, constipation and itching.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30° C). Protect from light.
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