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  • Soothing relief from the symptoms of diarrhoea
  • Active substance: Loperamide Hydrochloride
  • Special formula that slows down bowel movement
  • Gives more fluid absorption from undigested food
  • 30 tablets, 2mg
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Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Diarrhoea Treatment 30 Capsules

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What is Loperamide Hydrochloride and when is it used?

Loperamide Hydrochloride Diarrhoea Capsules work to make the stools in your bowels become firmer, bringing back the bowel movement to be back in a normal routine. The medicine treats diarrhoea by slowing down the muscle movement and thus easing absorption of fluids into your body.

How will it treat my symptoms

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.

Can I buy Loperamide Over the Counter?

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.

What causes Diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is generally caused by a bowel infection. Other causes are:

  • food allergy
  • alcohol
  • appendicitis

If you’re currently taking any other medicine, check the side effects. Diarrhoea might be one of them.

Does Loperamide cause any side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most are usually mild. These include:

  • Itchiness or hives
  • Stomach pain or swollen stomach
  • Difficulties passing water
  • Severe constipation
  • Narrowing the pupils of the eye (Miosis)
  • Feeling sick, constipation, or wind
  • A headache
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness

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. You can also report any side effect using the Yellow Card scheme from the MHRA. To do this, go to the website.

What is the recommended dosage of this treatment?

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 body weight, 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.

How should I store these tablets?

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.

Why do I need to fill in an online questionnaire to buy this product?

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.

When should Loperamide not be used?

Loperamide is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not take this product if you are allergic to loperamide or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you:

  • Have severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics
  • Are having a flare-up of an inflammatory bowel condition, e.g. ulcerative colitis
  • Are constipated or your stomach appears swollen
  • Have acute dysentery, showing symptoms such as blood in your stools or a high temperature
  • Are breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you:

  • Have AIDS and your stomach becomes swollen, stop taking these capsules immediately
  • Suffer from liver disease
  • Have had diarrhoea that lasts for more than 24 hours
  • Have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
  • Have severe diarrhoea
  • Are pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Suffer from IBS

More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

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