LoperaCap

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Loperamide
2 mg Capsule
Antimotility

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FORMULATION
Each capsule contains:
Loperamide Hydrochloride, USP………………………2 mg

DESCRIPTION
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.

WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE?

  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Loperamide.
  • When inhibition of peristalsis is to be avoided and having antibiotic-associated colitis, acute ulcerative colitis,bacterial enterocolitis, acute inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal distention and others possible.

 
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.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TAKEN MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE?
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.

AVAILABILITY
Loperamide (LoperaCap) 2 mg capsule is available in box of 10’s and 30’s (in blister pack of 10’s).

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Weight 0.06 g
Availability

30's, 10's

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