Loperamide – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Loperamide helps to treat diarrhoea.

Loperamide slows down the movement of the gut contents and makes the stools firmer and less watery. It also helps to reduce the number of times you need to run to the toilet.

Loperamide can also be used to help reduce the volume of discharge in patients with ileostomy (surgical re-routing of the small bowel to an opening in the belly).

How do I take this medicine?

Take Loperamide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take Loperamide with or without food.

You may stop taking Loperamide if you have no more diarrhoea.