Loperamide is a medication used to treat diarrhoea and can also help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
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What is Loperamide?
Loperamide is a medication used to treat diarrhoea and short-term irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also used for long-term bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
How does it work?
Loperamide is an anti-motility medicine. This means it works to slow down food as it moves through your gut which allows your body to draw in more water from your intestines, making your stool firmer and ensures you defecate less often.
Is Loperamide suitable for me?
You are able to buy loperamide without a prescription if you are 12 years or older.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Loperamide.
Take 2 tablets immediately. After each further episode of diarrhoea take 1 capsule. Maximum of 6 capsules per day. Do not use it continuously for longer than 48 hours for the same attack.
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Loperamide 2mg Patient leaflet
Loperamide is an anti-motility medicine that works by slowing down the speed of your food as it travels through the body so that more water can be absorbed instead of passed as diarrhoea.
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Is Loperamide the same as Imodium?
Loperamide is the active ingredient in Imodium. Imodium is a brand name for loperamide that is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Loperamide is also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs are usually much less expensive than brand-name drugs.
Can Loperamide be taken on an empty stomach?
Loperamide can be taken with or without food. However, taking it with food may decrease the chances of experiencing an upset stomach. If you do experience an upset stomach, try taking loperamide with a small snack or meal.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Why should you take Loperamide?
Loperamide is an effective medication for the treatment of diarrhoea. It works by slowing down the movement of the intestine, which helps to reduce the number of bowel movements and makes stool less watery. Loperamide is safe and effective for use in adults and children over the age of 6 years. It is important to drink plenty of fluids while taking loperamide to avoid dehydration.
When should you take Loperamide?
Loperamide should be taken with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually after each loose stool. If you are taking loperamide to treat diarrhoea associated with IBS, the recommended dose is 2 capsules (4 mg) initially, then 1 capsule (2 mg) after each loose stool, up to a maximum of 8 capsules (16 mg) per day. If you are taking loperamide to treat diarrhoea associated with traveller's diarrhoea, the recommended dose is 2 capsules (4 mg) initially, then 1 capsule (2 mg) after each loose stool, up to a maximum of 8 capsules (16 mg) per day.
How do I order my medication?
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Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
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