Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Description

Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet is a very effective anti-diarrhea medication. It is used to relieve the symptoms of diarrhea that starts suddenly and lasts for a few days. It is also used to treat long-term diarrhea associated with other diseases.

Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet
In addition to its intended effect, Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately.

  • BloatingSEVERE RARE
  • ConstipationSEVERE RARE
  • Loss of appetiteSEVERE
  • Severe stomach acheSEVERE
  • Paralytic ileusSEVERE RARE
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • DizzinessDry mouth

Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced on a regular basis.RARE Observed in a small fraction of population.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

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What is Loperamide Hcl 2 MG prescribed for?

Uses of Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet
Acute diarrhea
Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet is used for treating the symptoms of diarrhea that start suddenly and last for a couple of days.
Chronic diarrhea
Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet is also used to treat diarrhea that lasts for a longer period of time and is usually associated with other diseases like Irritable bowel syndrome.
Traveler’s Diarrhea
Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet is also used to treat the symptoms of diarrhea associated with an infected gut, usually afflicting people who travel for a long duration of time.
Ileostomy
Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet is also used to reduce the amount of stool produced in people who have undergone this surgical procedure.

When not to use?

Contraindications for Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet
Allergy
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Loperamide (the primary constituent of Loperamide Hcl 2 MG Tablet).
Abdominal pain
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have stomach pain without loose stools.
Acute colitis
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from an infected colon or infectious diarrhea/dysentery. Symptoms may include bloody stools and high fever. The infection could be caused by Clostridium, Salmonella, Shigella or Campylobacter strains of bacteria.
Antibiotic induced diarrhea
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an episode of diarrhea caused by consumption of an antibiotic.

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