Imodium lingual , Lopedium , Loperamide , Loperamide – Grindeks , Loperamide – Health, Loperamide hydrochloride, Loflatil , Stopoperan , Uzara , Diaremix .
Long-acting potent antidiarrheal drug.
Indications for use
Symptomatic treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea. In case of blood in the stool, the application should be suspended until the cause of this phenomenon is clarified.
Dosage and administration
Imodium is not intended for the initial treatment of severe diarrhea, which is accompanied by dehydration and a decrease in fluid and electrolytes. In particular, in children, it is desirable to compensate for this loss by prescribing replacement therapy.
Adults and children over 6 years of age should take the capsules with water.
Acute diarrhea: the initial dose for adults is 2 capsules (4 mg), for children – 1 capsule (2 mg); in the future, 1 capsule (2 mg) is prescribed after each subsequent liquid bowel movement.
Chronic diarrhea: the initial dose for adults is 2 capsules (4 mg), for children – 1 capsule (2 mg) daily; this dose is corrected further so that the frequency of solid bowel movements is 1-2 times a day, which is achieved by taking 1-6 capsules (2-12 mg) daily.
The maximum daily dose for adults with chronic and acute diarrhea – 8 capsules (16 mg), for children – should be calculated based on the body weight of the child – 3 capsules per 20 kg of body weight.
In acute diarrhea, if no clinical improvement is observed within 48 hours, the drug should be discontinued.
Dry mouth, pain and discomfort in the abdomen, dyspepsia, headache.
Hypersensitivity to any of the components of the drug, age up to 6 years.
Symptoms Oppression of the central nervous system, urinary retention and a complex of symptoms like intestinal obstruction.
Treatment. As an antidote, Naloxone can be used . To identify possible CNS depression, the patient should be closely monitored for at least 48 hours.