• Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules (Pack of 30)

Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules (Pack of 30)

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Medication features

  • Safe and effective treatment for short-term diarrhoea
  • To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours
  • For adults and children aged 12 and over
Note: Packaging/Manufacturer may vary

Overview

The Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules contain loperamide hydrochloride, a substance that helps reduce diarrhoea by slowing down an overactive bowel. This allows water and salts that are usually lost in diarrhoea to be absorbed by the body. Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules are used to treat two types of diarrhoea. The two types have different age limits.

Short-term diarrhoea:
• For adults and children aged 12 and over.
• To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
If your attack lasts longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

IBS diarrhoea:
• For adults and young people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
• To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but if any one attack lasts continuously for longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

Talk to your doctor and stop taking this medicine if:

  • Loperamide Hydrochloride Capsules have been continuously been used for 48 hours.
  • New IBS symptoms occur.
  • IBS symptoms worsen.
  • IBS symptoms do not get better after 2 weeks.

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Side Effects

Like all medicines, Loperamide 2mg capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Most are usually mild.
If you get any of these, stop using the medicine and get medical help at once:
• Allergic reactions including unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, passing out or swelling of face and throat.
• Skin rashes, which may be severe and include blistering or peeling skin.
• Loss of consciousness or reduced level of consciousness (passing out, feeling faint or less alert), uncoordinated movements.

If you notice any of these side effects, stop using the medicine and talk to a doctor:
• Itchiness or hives
• Stomach pain or swollen stomach
• Difficulties passing water
• Severe constipation
• Miosis (narrowing of the pupils of the eye)

Other effects that may occur:
• Feeling sick, constipation or wind
• Headache
• Dizziness or drowsiness
• Vomiting, indigestion
• Dry mouth
• Tiredness

Info Leaflet

This medicine is suitable for most people, but a few people should not use it:
Do not take Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules:
• if you are allergic to loperamide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
• if it is for a child aged under 12 (or under 18 for an IBS patient).
• if you have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
• if you are having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition like ulcerative colitis.
• if you are constipated, or your stomach appears swollen (especially in children with severe dehydration).
• if you have acute dysentery, the symptoms of which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature.

Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg hard capsules (30 capsules)

  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Store in the original container in order to protect from moisture.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the outside packaging {EXP}. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, our Rightdose pharmacists or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

 

Directions

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you. Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse have told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask our Rightdose pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

Short-term diarrhoea
Adults and children aged 12 and over:

Take two capsules to start treatment. Take one capsule after each loose bowel movement.
• Do not take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours.
• Do not take more than six capsules in a 24-hour period.
• Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.
Not for children aged under 12.

You can use this medicine for up to 48 hours. If your attack lasts longer than 48 hours, stop taking Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules and talk to your doctor.

IBS diarrhoea
Adults aged 18 and over:

Take two capsules to start treatment.
Take one capsule after each loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).
• You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours
• Do not take more than six capsules in a 24-hour period.
• Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.
Not for children and young people aged under 18.

Talk to your doctor and stop taking this medicine:
• If you have been using this medicine continuously for 48 hours
• If you develop new IBS symptoms
• If your IBS symptoms get worse
• If your IBS symptoms have not improved after 2 weeks.

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
▪ Swallow the correct number of capsules whole with a drink of water.
▪ Do not use more than the dose shown in the tables.
▪ The capsules are not for long-term treatment.

For oral use only.

 

Warnings

Do not take this product for anything other than its intended use and never take more than the recommended amount. 

Special warnings about this medicine: Your body can lose large amounts of fluids and salts when you have diarrhoea. You need to replace the fluid by drinking more liquid than usual. Ask your pharmacist about rehydration therapy to replace lost salts. This is especially important for children, and frail or older people.

Serious heart problems (symptoms of which include fast or irregular heartbeat) have been reported in patients who have taken too much loperamide, the active ingredient in Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
▪ If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
▪ If you are breast-feeding do not take this medicine. Small amounts may get into your milk. Talk to your doctor about a suitable treatment.
Driving and using machines:
This medicine may make you feel dizzy, tired or sleepy. You may feel less alert, feel faint or pass out. If you’re affected do not drive, cycle or use machines.
Loperamide 2mg Hard Capsules contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.

Ingredients

Ingredients: The active substance is Loperamide hydrochloride. Each hard gelatin capsule contains 2mg Loperamide
hydrochloride.
The other ingredients: are maize starch, lactose, povidone, sodium starch glycollate and magnesium stearate. The capsule shell contains gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxides (E172) and patent blue V (E131). The printing ink contains shellac, simeticone, titanium dioxide (E171) and propylene glycol (E1520).

  • The medicine is enclosed in a green and dark grey capsule.
  • The pack contains 30 capsules.

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