Indications for "Loperamide"

"loperamide" is prescribed for acute and chronic diarrhea of ​​various origins (allergic, drug, emotional, radiation), in violation of food and a change to the composition of the diet, metabolic disorders and absorption, whileregulation of stool in patients with ileostomy, as an aid for diarrhea caused by infections.After ingestion "Loperamide" provides rapid action, which lasts 4-6 hours.

Instructions for Use "Loperamide"

Capsules "Loperamide" washed down with water, lingual tablet placed on the tongue, which breaks down in a few seconds and swallow it with saliva.Wash down with water lingual tablet is not necessary. While receiving "Loperamide" in the form of lozenges may appear tingling or burning tongue.

adults with acute diarrhea "loperamide" you need to take the f
irst dose of 4 mg, then after every case of diarrhea of ​​2 mg.Do not exceed the maximum daily dose of 16 milligrams.For adults with chronic diarrhea designate "Loperamide" in the first 2 mg, selecting a maintenance dose so that the chair appeared 1-2 times per day.The maintenance dose may be 2-12 mg per day.

Children under the age of 5 years with acute diarrhea give an initial dose - 2 mg, then give 2 milligram after every case of diarrhea, the maximum daily dose "Loperamide" for children is 8 mg.Children under the age of 5 years, with chronic diarrhea give loperamide 2 mg daily dose.Children under the age of two and five years prescribed an oral solution in a child's weight vzavisimosti - five milliliters to ten kilograms of body weight, 2-3 times per day.The highest daily dose is 6 mg per 20 kg body weight. Reception "Loperamide" should stop as soon as the normal stool or chair will be no more than 12 hours.

Side effects and contraindications to the use of "Loperamide"

"loperamide" is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity, acute ulcerative colitis, ileus, diverticulosis, diarrhea caused by pseudomembranous enterocolitis, dysentery and other gastrointestinal infections."Loperamide" is not prescribed in the I trimester of pregnancy and during breastfeeding;children with the age of two.When liver failure it is used with caution.

"loperamide" may cause the following side effects: allergic skin reactions (rash), dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, electrolyte disturbances, intestinal colic, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diskomort or pain in the abdomen.Sometimes you may receive urinary retention, and bowel obstruction.In case of overdose "Loperamide" experience the following symptoms: depression of the central nervous system (respiratory depression, stupor, drowsiness, impaired coordination of movements), intestinal obstruction.Treatment is symptomatic: activated charcoal, an antidote - naloxone, washed stomach.