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Drug information on LOPERIA 2 TABLET (Loperamide) from Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd


Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic : Loperamide
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Side effects of LOPERIA 2 TABLET

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting, constipation and abdominal cramps.

   Skin : Rash, itching and hives.

   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, abdominal pain, flatulence, indigestion and intestinal obstruction.

   Genitourinary : Urinary retention.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness and dizziness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: The recommended initial dose is 4mg (two capsules) followed by 2 mg (one capsule) after each unformed stool.
Child- Two to five years: 1 mg three times per day (3mg daily).
Six to eight years: 2 mg two times per day (4mg daily dose).

How to use LOPERIA 2 TABLET?

It comes as a tablet, capsule and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is LOPERIA 2 TABLET not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with dysentery, intestinal ulcer, children less than 2 years old and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for LOPERIA 2 TABLET

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bloody diarrhea, mucus in the stool, fever, bowel problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or tiredness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for LOPERIA 2 TABLET

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for LOPERIA 2 TABLET

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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