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Drug information on Ridol (Loperamide) from Gufic Limited

Ridol

  Capsule/ Tablet
Gufic Limited
Generic : Loperamide
 11.45
2mg
10

Drug Name : Loperamide

Loperamide(Diamode) generic Ridol is an antidiarrheal agent, prescribed for diarrhea. It slows the movement of bowel contents.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Side effects of Ridol

   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 Ridol?

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

When is Ridol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Ridol

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 Ridol

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ridol

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


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