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Lopamide Tablet 10's

Manufacturer

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition

LOPERAMIDE-2MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Lopamide Tablet 10's

Product Details

About Lopamide Tablet 10's

Lopamide Tablet 10's contains an anti-diarrheal medication, primarily used to treat diarrhea in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome by decreasing over-active bowel, including sudden diarrhea. Diarrhea is a condition in which bowel movements are too frequent, leading to loose, watery stools. Acute diarrhea is a common problem and generally lasts for one or two days, whereas chronic diarrhea lasts four weeks.

Lopamide Tablet 10's contains Loperamide, which is a gastrointestinal medication primarily used to treat diarrhea. It works on the opiate receptor in the gut and slows down the intestines' contraction, thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it. This allows more time for reabsorption of fluids and nutrients, making the stools more solid and less frequent. It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).

Take Lopamide Tablet 10's as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Lopamide Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending upon your medical condition. The most common side effects of Lopamide Tablet 10's are headache, nausea, and constipation. They do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.  It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance, so drink plenty of fluids to help keep yourself hydrated. It is important to avoid this medicine if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect or be affected by this medicine. And also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lopamide Tablet 10's as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Uses of Lopamide Tablet 10's

Diarrhea

Directions for Use

Take the tablet of Lopamide Tablet 10's with or without food or as directed by your physician. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. The suspension form should be taken in dose and duration as directed by your physician.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lopamide Tablet 10's

  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take Lopamide Tablet 10's if you are allergic to Lopamide Tablet 10's or any of its ingredients. It is important to avoid this medicine if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance, so drink plenty of fluids to help keep yourself hydrated. Also, as a precautionary measure, you are recommended not to consume junk food items from outside. It may also cause dizziness, so do not operate car or any machinery which requires recommendtil you knowconsumingow this m oredicine affects you. And also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lopamide Tablet 10's as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Lopamide Tablet 10's to avoid unpleasant side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    It is not advisable to take Lopamide Tablet 10's in pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Please consult your doctor for advice before using Lopamide Tablet 10's.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    Small amounts of Lopamide Tablet 10's may appear in human breast milk. Therefore, it is not recommended during breast-feeding.Women who are breast-feeding infants should therefore be advised to consult the doctor for appropriate treatment.

  • Driving

    Dizziness or drowsiness may occur when diarrhea is treated with loperamide. Therefore, it is advisable to use caution when driving a car or operating machinery.

  • Liver

    Lopamide Tablet 10's does not have any reported interaction; hence, if you experience any difficulty, discuss with your doctor.

  • Kidney

    Lopamide Tablet 10's does not have any reported interaction; hence, if you experience any difficulty, discuss with your doctor.

Other Information (LOP0001)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Lopamide Tablet 10's contains Loperamide which belongs to an opiate class that works by slowing down the contraction of the intestines thereby decreasing the speed at which the contents pass through it. This allows more time for reabsorption of fluids and nutrients, making the stools more solid and less frequent.

Yes, diarrhea is known to cause dehydration because of the excessive fluid loss in stools. So, to maintain fluid level, increase fluid intake to avoid excessive dehydration.

No, Lopamide Tablet 10's can not be used for stomach pain, but Lopamide Tablet 10's may lower the pain caused in the stomach due to diarrhea. Before taking Lopamide Tablet 10's for stomach pain, please consult your doctor.

No, it should not be used to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms as a huge amount of Lopamide Tablet 10's will be required, leading to heart complications.

No, Lopamide Tablet 10's is a short medication to treat acute cases of diarrhea. If used as a long term medication, it may lead to side effects like constipation.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India

Lopamide Tablet 10's

Lopamide Tablet 10's

MRP: 21.10

Strip
1

10 Tablet in 1 Strip