Brand Name: LoperaCap
2 mg Capsule
Each capsule contains:
Loperamide Hydrochloride, USP………………………2 mg
Loperamide (LoperaCap) comes with size no. 4 hard gelatin capsules with white body and mint green cap.
WHAT IS IN THE MEDICINE?
Loperamide is a synthetic derivative of pethidine that inhibits gut motility and increases intestinal transit by binding to the opiate receptor in the gut wall. It also increases the tone of the anal sphincter, thereby reducing incontinence and urgency.
WHAT IS THIS MEDICINE USED FOR?
Loperamide (LoperaCap) is used as an antidiarrheal drug and adjunct in the management of acute and chronic diarrheas and may also be used in the management of colostomies or ileostomies to reduce the volume of discharge.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
Adults: (1) for Acute Diarrhea, take 2 capsules or 4 mg with glassful of water followed by 2 mg after each loose or unformed stool to a maximum of 16 mg daily; the usual daily dose is 6 to 8 mg. Do not use for greater than 5 days; (2) for Chronic Diarrhea, take 2 capsules or 4 mg with glassful of water then adjust the dose until obtaining 1-2 solid stools per day or as necessary. Maximum: 16 mg/ day. May be taken with or without food.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU MISS A DOSE?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule, if still needed for diarrhea. Do not take double dose.
If overdose is suspected (i.e. have taken more than 16 mg or 8 capules of Loperamide per day), immediately consult a doctor, other healthcare professionals or contact a nearest hospital.
HOW SHOULD YOU KEEP THIS MEDICINE?
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Loperamide (LoperaCap) 2 mg capsule box of 10’s SRP Php 50.00
Loperamide (LoperaCap) 2 mg capsule box of 30’s (in blister pack of 10’s) SRP Php 150.00