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Drug Guide

Loperamide (By mouth)

Loperamide (loe-PER-a-mide)

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies.

Brand Name(s):

Anti-Diarrheal, Diamode, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Anti-Diarrheal, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Loperamide Hydrochloride, Good Sense Anti-Diarrheal, GoodSense Loperamide Hydrochloride, Health Mart Anti-Diarrheal, Health Mart Loperamide HCl, Imodium A-D, Kaodene A-D, Leader Anti-Diarrheal, QC Anti-Diarrheal, Quality Choice Anti-Diarrheal, Rite Aid Anti-Diarrheal, Rite Aid Anti-Diarrheal Loperamide Hydrochloride

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to loperamide or if you have severe colitis, diarrhea caused by antibiotics, or dysentery. Do not give to children under 2 years of age.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid Filled Capsule, Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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