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Overview

Diarsec 2 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Biochem Pharmaceutical Inds
Medicine composition: Loperamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Diarsec 2 MG Tabletis a medicine that treats sudden diarrhoea by slowing down the movement of the gut. This reduces bowel movements and makes stool less watery. It is used to treat gastroenteritis, short bowel disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It also helps those with blood in the stool. This medication is administered orally.

Common side effects include abdominal pain, sleepiness, constipation, vomiting, and a dry mouth. Risk of toxic megacolon may increase. However, if used in normal doses it hardly has shows any side effects. Do not useDiarsec 2 MG Tabletif you are allergic to it ingredients, if you suffer from abdominal pain without diarrhoea, if you have constipation, stomach bloating, bloody stools, or dark and tarry stools.

If you have any of the following conditions, inform your doctor before taking the medicine.

  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • If you have mucus in your stool, bloody diarrhoea, fever, diarrhoea caused by food poisoning or bowel problems.
  • If you are using antibiotics for a bacterial infection.
  • If you have aids or liver problems.

Medicines like quinidine, ritonavair and saquinavir may interact withDiarsec 2 MG Tablet. Check with your doctor about the safety of usingDiarsec 2 MG Tabletalong with your other medications. Dosage is as per doctor’s prescription and it varies according to age, weight and how severe the condition is. It is advised to intake adequate amount of water and other fluids along with this medicine.

Diarsec 2 MG Tablet is used for treating the symptoms of diarrhea that start suddenly and last for a couple of days.
Chronic diarrhea
Diarsec 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
Diarsec 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
Diarsec 2 MG Tablet is also used to reduce the amount of stool produced in people who have undergone this surgical procedure.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Loperamide (the primary constituent of Diarsec 2 MG Tablet).
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.
In addition to its intended effect, Diarsec 2 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Bloating Major Rare
Constipation Major Rare
Loss of appetite Major Less Common
Severe stomach ache Major Less Common
Paralytic ileus Major Rare
Allergic skin reaction Moderate Less Common
Dizziness Minor Less Common
Dry mouth Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 40 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
Some habit forming tendencies were reported when large doses of this medicine were consumed without prescription.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding an infant. If it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Diarsec 2 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Delvin Formulations Private Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
This medicine is not taken in a scheduled way and hence missing a dose is not possible. However, care should be taken to not exceed the daily recommended limit.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, confusion, severe stomach cramps and pain, constipation etc.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Infectious Diarrhea Major
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having infectious diarrhea. The symptoms may worsen and get prolonged if this medicine is used in such cases. Any incidence of diarrhea accompanied by the presence of blood or pus in stools and high fever should be promptly reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Use of alcohol should be avoided or restricted while you are taking this medicine. Activities requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided at least in the initial part of treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Clarithromycin Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Use of these medicines should be reconsidered if you have a heart condition as the risk of adverse effects increases significantly.
Ketoconazole Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Use of these medicines should be reconsidered if you have a heart condition as the risk of adverse effects increases significantly.
Ranitidine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Use of these medicines should be reconsidered if you have a heart condition as the risk of adverse effects increases significantly.
Quinidine Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Use of these medicines should be reconsidered if you have a heart condition as the risk of adverse effects increases significantly.
Ritonavir Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Use of these medicines should be reconsidered if you have a heart condition as the risk of adverse effects increases significantly.
What are you using Diarsec 2 MG Tablet for?
Other
Traveler's Diarrhea
Acute Diarrhea
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach

Popular Questions & Answers

I am IBS patient with diarrhoea so can I take loperamide for long time use. Is it safe to take loperamide for long time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am IBS patient with diarrhoea so can I take loperamide for long time use. Is it safe to take loperamide for long time.
No u should not take it for long,,if u wants to get relief of ur IBS then u have to do proper constitutional homoeopathic treatment,,by this only it will be better

Loperamide gives me constipation 3 days go but stool not comes easily gas not coming. But can I do. Any side effect of loperamide. Give me some medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Loperamide gives me constipation 3 days go but stool not comes easily gas not coming. But can I do. Any side effect o...
For constipation I will suggest you to eat food with high fiber content like green leafy vegetables and can also eat bananas at bedtime as it is effective as a laxative and if necessary take 10 ml of syp cremaffin at night

My grandma is 91. She is suffering from loose motion. Can she take the Loperamide HCl tablet twice a day till she becomes better?

MBBS
General Physician, Gandhinagar
Hi see give loperamide 1 or 2 tablet, if it is iess in frequency then continue it otherwise ofloxacin and metronidazole combined antibiotic is helpful to grandma .you give her twice a day consult doctor for better treatment. If check BP with your doctor. Elecral powder is also helpful. You can give home remedies like curd, buttermilk, pomegranate, coffee etc. Thanks. Takecare of your granny give feedback for better evaluation.
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I had diarrhea with bloody stool. So I was taken ocimix and loperamide. But now I am feeling bit constipation and when forcinv for stool some bloody stool occur.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I had diarrhea with bloody stool. So I was taken ocimix and loperamide. But now I am feeling bit constipation and whe...
Hello dear Prince , hi Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query in details . * this is due to side effect of the loperamide . * Guidelines to way for better outcome - Drink plenty of liquids . - Prefer more of boiled water , lemon juice , coconut water , butter milk . - Soft , light diet with avoidance of oily , spicy , non veg , hot beverages , junk foods , dairy fat . - Stop all the medicines . - Regular walking , exercises , YOGA will help a lot . - Do not try to force for latrine , instead use sitz bath which will give better relaxation . Hope this will help you for sure . Wishing you fine recovery . Feel free to ask any further doubts . Regards .
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Sir I am ibs patient .what I can I do. My weight not gain .3 days ago I eat loperamide gives me constipation 3 days go but stool not comes easily gas not passing. But can I do. Any side effect of loperamide. Give me some medicine. Also suggest me ibs medicine. And which type of food I not eat. Treat my ibs .my life is full of stress.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I am ibs patient .what I can I do. My weight not gain .3 days ago I eat loperamide gives me constipation 3 days g...
For constipation I will suggest you to eat food with high fiber content like green leafy vegetables and can also eat bananas at bedtime as it is effective as a laxative and if necessary take 10 ml of syp cremaffin at night and Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet and I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional
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A chronic condition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine that exhibits symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramps, gas and diarrhea. The symptoms of IBS can be controlled by making lifestyle changes such as incorporating certain modifications to your diet and reducing or managing stress levels. For severe symptoms, you may require medications.

Symptoms
The symptoms of IBS can vary; some of them are:

  1. Bloated stomach
  2. Abdominal cramps
  3. Flatulence
  4. Constipation or diarrhea
  5. Presence of mucus in the stool
  6. Some other severe symptoms of IBS include sudden loss of weight and rectal bleeding.

Causes
The exact cause of IBS is not known, but there are certain factors that may act as triggers. There are muscles lining the walls of the intestine that relax and contract in a proper rhythm, thus allowing the passage of food through the intestine. In case of IBS, these contractions tend to be irregular, resulting in gas, bloating and diarrhea.

Some of the factors that can trigger this condition are:

  1. Hormones: Hormonal changes can play a role in triggering IBS. For a woman, the symptoms can worsen during her menstrual cycles.
  2. Stress: Studies show that symptoms of IBS considerably increase if you are subject to increased stress levels over a prolonged period of time.
  3. Foods: Certain foods such as spices, chocolate, milk and broccoli can act as triggers.
  4. Other Disorders: In some cases, other underlying conditions such as bacterial overgrowth or infectious diarrhea can cause IBS.

Treatment
The initial step to manage the symptoms of this condition is to make prompt changes in your diet, such as eliminating spicy foods and dairy products, at least till the symptoms subside. It is advised to resort to medications only if the dietary changes fail to yield results.

The various treatments are:

  1. Anti-diarrheal Medications: Anti-diarrheal medication such as ‘loperamide’ is used to control and manage diarrhea.
  2. Fiber Supplements: Certain fiber supplements such as ‘methylcellulose’ and ‘psyllium’ can help in managing constipation.
  3. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are prescribed only if the symptoms result from bacterial overgrowth in the intestine. 

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Symptoms of colitis
1. Presence of blood traces in the stool.
2. Acute colitis can itself be a symptom of hemorrhoids (inflamed and swollen veins in the anus or the rectum)
3. Tenesmus (constant urge to empty the bowels) is also quite common
4. Occurrence of abdominal pain in regular intervals, thus resulting in diarrhea
5. Constant abdominal pain
6. Fever and sudden chills throughout the day

Types of colitis
1. Inflammatory bowel diseaseThis condition is characterized by inflammation of the intestines or all the parts of one’s digestive tract
2. Microscopic colitis: This involves inflammation of the large intestine (colon), resulting in a cramping sensation that can be painful

3. Chemical colitis:  This condition is caused due to prolonged exposure to certain harsh chemicals which results in intestinal swelling and inflammation
4. Ischemic colitis: The most common form of colitis, this occurs mainly due to an insufficient blood supply to the large intestine
5. Infectious colitis: Caused due to certain bacterial or parasitic infections

Treatment for colitis
1. Medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be recommended to ease the pain
2. The drug ‘Loperamide’ can control the diarrhea. However, this should not be consumed if there is presence of blood in the stool
3. Colitis reduces your appetite. Thus, it is important to maintain a healthy diet in this regard. Avoid consuming dairy products or high fiber foods because they further inflame the large intestine.
4. Colectomy (surgically removing a part of the whole of the colon) is recommended in the most severe of cases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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6 Signs You Are Suffering From Colitis!

Colitis is characterized by an inflammation of the large intestine (colon). It is generally caused due to reduced blood supply, autoimmune reactions (wherein the immune system erroneously starts attacking the body’s healthy tissues) and infections in the large intestine.

Symptoms of colitis
1. Presence of blood traces in the stool.
2. Acute colitis can itself be a symptom of hemorrhoids (inflamed and swollen veins in the anus or the rectum)
3. Tenesmus (constant urge to empty the bowels) is also quite common
4. Occurrence of abdominal pain in regular intervals, thus resulting in diarrhea
5. Constant abdominal pain
6. Fever and sudden chills throughout the day

Types of colitis
1. Inflammatory bowel diseaseThis condition is characterized by inflammation of the intestines or all the parts of one’s digestive tract
2. Microscopic colitis: This involves inflammation of the large intestine (colon), resulting in a cramping sensation that can be painful
3. Chemical colitis:  This condition is caused due to prolonged exposure to certain harsh chemicals which results in intestinal swelling and inflammation

4. Ischemic colitis: The most common form of colitis, this occurs mainly due to an insufficient blood supply to the large intestine
5. Infectious colitis: Caused due to certain bacterial or parasitic infections

Treatment for colitis
1. Medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be recommended to ease the pain
2. The drug ‘Loperamide’ can control the diarrhea. However, this should not be consumed if there is presence of blood in the stool
3. Colitis reduces your appetite. Thus, it is important to maintain a healthy diet in this regard. Avoid consuming dairy products or high fiber foods because they further inflame the large intestine.
4. Colectomy (surgically removing a part of the whole of the colon) is recommended in the most severe of cases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Common Factors That Can Trigger It!

A chronic condition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine that exhibits symptoms such as bloating, abdominal cramps, gas and diarrhea. The symptoms of IBS can be controlled by making lifestyle changes such as incorporating certain modifications to your diet and reducing or managing stress levels. For severe symptoms, you may require medications.

Symptoms
The symptoms of IBS can vary; some of them are:

  1. Bloated stomach
  2. Abdominal cramps
  3. Flatulence
  4. Constipation or diarrhea
  5. Presence of mucus in the stool
  6. Some other severe symptoms of IBS include sudden loss of weight and rectal bleeding.

Causes
The exact cause of IBS is not known, but there are certain factors that may act as triggers. There are muscles lining the walls of the intestine that relax and contract in a proper rhythm, thus allowing the passage of food through the intestine. In case of IBS, these contractions tend to be irregular, resulting in gas, bloating and diarrhea.

Some of the factors that can trigger this condition are:

  1. Hormones: Hormonal changes can play a role in triggering IBS. For a woman, the symptoms can worsen during her menstrual cycles.
  2. Stress: Studies show that symptoms of IBS considerably increase if you are subject to increased stress levels over a prolonged period of time.
  3. Foods: Certain foods such as spices, chocolate, milk and broccoli can act as triggers.
  4. Other Disorders: In some cases, other underlying conditions such as bacterial overgrowth or infectious diarrhea can cause IBS.

Treatment
The initial step to manage the symptoms of this condition is to make prompt changes in your diet, such as eliminating spicy foods and dairy products, at least till the symptoms subside. It is advised to resort to medications only if the dietary changes fail to yield results.

The various treatments are:

  1. Anti-diarrheal Medications: Anti-diarrheal medication such as ‘loperamide’ is used to control and manage diarrhea.
  2. Fiber Supplements: Certain fiber supplements such as ‘methylcellulose’ and ‘psyllium’ can help in managing constipation.
  3. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are prescribed only if the symptoms result from bacterial overgrowth in the intestine.

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About Diarsec 2 MG Tablet
When is Diarsec 2 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Diarsec 2 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Diarsec 2 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Diarsec 2 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Diarsec 2 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Diarsec 2 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Diarsec 2 MG Tablet?