Lopide Capsule

How Lopide Capsule (Loperamide) Works:

Lopide Capsule has an active ingredient, Loperamide.  It basically works by slowing down the contraction of the intestines thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it. This allows additional time for reabsorption of fluids and nutrients, making the stools more solid and less frequent.

Before You Use Lopide Capsule (Loperamide):

Make sure that:

  • You are not allergic to Loperamide

  • You are not having any serious Disease

  • You do not have Liver/Kidney problems

  • Your doctor must know about your medical history (about your Surgeries, all diseases, pre- existing disease and Medications, Food Habits, Supplements, etc.)

What Should You Avoid While Taking Lopide Capsule (Loperamide):

  • You should avoid taking alcohol  

  • You should avoid Driving

  • You should avoid taking Medicines without prescriptions

When Not To Use Lopide Capsule (Loperamide):

You should not take Lopide Capsule if you:

  • Have ever noticed any Allergy/Hypersensitivity

  • Have stomach pain without loose stools

  • Are suffering from an infected colon or infectious diarrhea/dysentery

  • Have an incident of diarrhea caused by consumption of an antibiotic

  • Have severe Liver/Kidney Disease

  • Are Pregnant/Conceiving/Breastfeeding

Tell Your Doctor If You:  

  • Have Allergy to the Capsule

  • Have any Kidney or Liver Disease

  •  Have blood in your stool or if you are constipated.

  • Have undergo or schedule to undergo major surgery

  • Are taking Alcohol or Other Drugs

  • Are Pregnant or Trying to Conceive

  • Are Breastfeeding

Dosage:

Lopide Capsule contains an active ingredient, Loperamide, which is used the treatment of diarrhea. It is available in various strengths and substitutes and must be given on prescription only. You should consult your doctor for dosage and time because age and severity of the disease differ from person to person and it can only be judged by your doctor.

Adults are advised to take Lopide Capsule at a fixed time with or without food as instructed by your Doctor. You must take it regularly by time for better effects.

How Much Of The Lopide Capsule (Loperamide) to Be Used:

Lopide Capsule is available in various strengths and substitutes at all the leading pharmacy, drugstores, and medical supply stores. Patients are always advised to follow their doctor’s prescriptions and instructions to take Lopide Capsule.

How To Take The Lopide Capsule (Loperamide):

Lopide Capsule dose should be taken at a fixed time as directed by your doctor. You must gulp down the Capsule as a whole with water. Do not try to chew or crush the Capsule. Lopide Capsule can be taken with or without food.

For How Long Should You Continue Using Lopide Capsule (Loperamide):

You are always advised to take Lopide Capsule as prescribed by your doctor. Do not start/stop using this medicine yourself. Follow all the instructions given by the doctor. You are not advised to take it in larger or smaller amount or for a longer time than recommended by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment abruptly on your own as it may cause withdrawal effects.

Overdose:

You should contact your doctor or visit the nearby hospital immediately if you are suspecting an overdose.

Missed Dose:

You should try to take every dose of Lopide Capsule at a fixed time. A missed dose of Lopide Capsule should be taken as soon as you remember. Just skip the dosage if it is the time for the next dosage. Do not double the dosage for next time if you missed once to make up the missed dosage.

What Are The Side Effects Of The Lopide Capsule (Loperamide):

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Loss of appetite

  • Severe stomach ache

  • Paralytic ileus

  • Allergic skin reaction

  • Dizziness

  • Dry mouth

What Are The Common Drug Interactions:

Few medicines have been reported to interact with Lopide Capsule. It can produce some undesirable effects or cause your drug not to work properly. You should always tell your doctor if you are on other medication or Supplements so that well planned medication can be given. It interacts with the following medicines:

  • Clarithromycin

  • Ketoconazole

  • Ranitidine

  • Quinidine

  • Ritonavir

  • Camostat

  • Ulinastatin

There are disease interactions with Loperamide which include:

  • Infectious Diarrhea

Warning And Precaution:

Lopide Capsule can worsen the conditions like:

  • Allergy

  • Kidney Disease/ Liver Diseases

  • Infectious diarrhea

  • Blockage of intestine and constipation

  • It may cause drowsiness and dizziness

  • You must drink plenty of fluids to help keep you hydrated.

  • It should be used with caution in patients having AIDS

  • Always consult your doctor to get best possible treatment when you are suffering from any of these conditions.

Things To Remember:

  • Avoid driving or any other physical activity which requires your alertness as this medicine may cause dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness

  • This medicine may cause skin allergies

  • It should be used with caution in elderly and pediatric population

  • Keep out of reach of children

  • Always read the information thoroughly written on the leaflet of medicine.

  • Always consult your doctor if you have any doubt related to dosage, time and strength of the medicine.

Indications:

Lopide Capsule should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this Capsule for shorter or longer time than recommended by the Doctor.

Storage:

Store the Lopide Capsule at room temperature in dark and dry place. Make sure the Capsules should be intact and are not damaged while storing.

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