what is loperamide hydrochloride 2mg capsules used for?
To treat acute diarrhea (including traveler’s diarrhea), loperamide hydrochloride 2mg is prescribed. It slows the motility of the intestines. This reduces the frequency of bowel motions and reduces the water content of the stool. Patients with an ileostomy can also benefit from loperamide’s ability to lessen the amount of discharge they produce.
what is Loperamide hydrochloride 2mg capsules dosage?
Make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions when taking this medication. Do not exceed the recommended dosage, frequency, or duration prescribed by your doctor. Side effects may occur if you do this. Completely swallow the pill. It should not be crushed, broken, or chewed.
While using this medication, be sure to be well-hydrated.
When should I take loperamide?
Teenagers and adults
After the initial loose bowel movement, take 4 mg (2 tablets) and then 2 mg (1 tablet) after each subsequent loose bowel movement. Overdosing on this medication is not recommended.
What type of drug is loperamide?
Loperamide is a member of the antidiarrheal agent class of medicines. It works by limiting the flow of fluids and electrolytes into the intestine and slowing the bowel’s motility, hence reducing the frequency of bowel motions.
common side effects of loperamide hydrochloride 2mg capsules:
- constipation may occur.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly.
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