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Ridol 2 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Gufic Bioscience Ltd
Medicine composition: Loperamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Ridol 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 useRidol 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 withRidol 2 MG Tablet. Check with your doctor about the safety of usingRidol 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.

  • Acute Diarrhea

    Ridol 2 MG Tablet is used for treating the symptoms of diarrhea that start suddenly and last for a couple of days.
  • Chronic Diarrhea

    Ridol 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

    Ridol 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

    Ridol 2 MG Tablet is also used to reduce the amount of stool produced in people who have undergone this surgical procedure.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Loperamide (the primary constituent of Ridol 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.
  • 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 Ridol 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.

Ridol 2 MG Tablet acts on the opioid receptors present in the walls of the food pipe and reduces the rhythmic contraction 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. This medicine also increases the tone of 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 Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • 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 Ridol 2 MG Tablet?

Ans: Ridol 2 mg tablet is a medication which contains Loperamide as an active element present in it. This acts as an anti-diarrhea medication. Ridol 2 mg tablet is used to treat conditions such as acute diarrhea, travel’s disease, irritable bowel system and Ileostomy. This medication also cures infected gut and chronic diarrhea.

Ques: What are the uses of Ridol 2 MG Tablet?

Ans: Ridol 2 mg tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as acute diarrhea, travel’s disease, irritable bowel system and Ileostomy. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like infected gut and chronic diarrhea. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Ridol 2 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Ridol 2 MG Tablet?

Ans: Ridol 2 mg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Ridol 2 mg tablet which is bloating, constipation, allergic reactions, dizziness, dry mouth, paralytic ileus, loss of appetite and severe stomach ache. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Ridol 2 mg tablet.

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

Ans: Ridol 2 mg tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication. It is important to dispose of expired and unused medications properly to avoid adverse effects.
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