Diarrhoea Relief – Loperamide Capsules contain the active ingredient, Loperamide, that works to slow the muscular contractions of the intestine, to help relieve diarrhoea.
How does Loperamide work?
Loperamide reduces the speed at which the gut contents are pushed through the intestines, allowing more time for water and electrolytes to be reabsorbed from the gut contents back into the body. It results in firmer stools that are passed less frequently.
Warnings / Side effects
Usage / Instructions
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• Loperamide is for oral use only
• Swallow the capsules whole with some liquid
Short-term diarrhoea Adults and children over 12 years: • 2 capsules (4mg) initially, followed by 1 capsule (2mg) after each loose stool (bowel movement) • The maximum dose is 6 capsules (12mg) in 24 hours
Diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Adults aged 18 years and over: • 2 capsules (4mg) initially, followed by 1 capsule (2mg) after each loose stool, or as previously advised by your doctor • The maximum dose is 6 capsules (12mg) in 24 hours
• For IBS diarrhoea, you can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not use if any one attack lasts continuously for longer than 48 hours and talk to your doctor