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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). 

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.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Constipation
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling sick
  • Headaches
  • Wind

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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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!


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. 

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Additional Information

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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Buy Loperamide Online

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

You can buy Loperamide online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Loperamide online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Loperamide and dispatch it discreetly to your address.

How to buy Loperamide online?

You can buy Loperamide by following the following steps.

  1. Fill out our online consultation form
  2. If you are eligible to purchase Loperamide you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
  3. Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address

Can I get Loperamide on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Loperamide on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Loperamide from the NHS.

Can you get Loperamide over the counter?

No, you can’t get Loperamide over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Loperamide is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Loperamide online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Loperamide.

Is Loperamide safe?

If you have been prescribed Loperamide then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Loperamide then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Loperamide?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

How long does Loperamide take to work?

The time it takes for a Loperamide to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Loperamide may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Loperamide?

The effectiveness of Loperamide can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Loperamide?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Loperamide.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Loperamide in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Loperamide in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Loperamide is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Where can I buy Loperamide?

You can buy Loperamide online from upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.

Are Loperamide users satisfied with the product?

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Can I buy Loperamide from an online pharmacy?

Yes, you can purchase Loperamide from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Loperamide cost?

The costs of Loperamide are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.

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?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

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.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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