Loperamide Hydrochloride Diarrhoea Tablets work to make the stools in your bowels become firmer, bringing back the bowel movement to be back in normal routine. The medicine treats diarrhoea by slowing down the muscle movement and thus easing absorption of fluids into your body.
Loperamide slows down the muscle movements in your gut so more water is absorbed from your stools. This makes your stools firmer and they're passed less frequently.
You can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
Diarrhoea is generally caused by a bowel infection. Other causes are:
If you’re currently taking any other medicine, check the side effects. Diarrhoea might be one of them.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most are usually mild. They are listed in the patient information leaflet provided with this medicine.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient information leaflet.
For oral administration only, swallow whole with a drink. Adults are recommended to take two capsules followed by one capsule after each period of diarrhoea, for up to 24 hours. Do not take more than six capsules in any 24-hour period. Children aged 12-17 years are recommended to take one capsule initially followed by one capsule after each period of diarrhoea, for up to 24 hours.
Do not take more than 3 capsules per 20kg of the child’s bodyweight, up to a maximum of six capsules in any 24-hour period. You can take this medicine for up to 48 hours. If your attack lasts longer than 48 hours, stop taking his medicine and talk to your doctor.
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.
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Loperamide is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.
Simply fill in the short questionnaire and add the product to cart. Then proceed to checkout.