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Lopamax 2 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Wockhardt Ltd
Medicine composition: Loperamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 18, 2019

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

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

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, ritonavir and saquinavir may interact with it. Check with your doctor about the safety of using this medication along 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 an adequate amount of water and other fluids along with this medicine.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lopamax 2 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
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This medicine acts on the opioid receptors present in the walls of the food pipe and reduces the rhythmic contractions known as peristalsis. Thus food stays longer in the intestine and more water and electrolyte is absorbed from it. This relieves the symptoms of diarrhea and makes the stool more solid. It also increases the tone of the anal opening and reduces the sense of urgency associated with diarrhea.

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

    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

    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 Medicine

    Clarithromycin

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

Ques: What is Lopamax 2 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is a medicine that treats sudden diarrhoea by slowing down the movement of the gut.

Ques: How long do I need to use Lopamax 2 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Lopamax 2 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Lopamax 2 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lopamax 2 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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