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Lopidus 2 MG Capsule

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsLoperamide
Description

Lopidus 2 MG Capsule is a very effective anti-diarrhoea medication. It is used to relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea that start suddenly and lasts for a few days. It is also used to treat long-term diarrhoea associated with other diseases.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lopidus 2 MG Capsule

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Severe stomach ache
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth

Uses of Lopidus 2 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute diarrhea
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Ileostomy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 41 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Some habit forming tendencies were reported when large doses of this medicine were consumed without prescription.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. If the medicine is taken, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to loperamide or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

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 antibiotic usage.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. If the medicine is taken, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

No symptomatic improvement

Use of this medicine should be discontinued if the symptoms do not improve within 48 hours in patients with acute diarrhea.

Heart conditions

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of vital signs and heart function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and the interaction may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report the use of all current medicines including any supplements and herbs to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Infectious diarrhea

Use of this medicine is not recommended for infectious diarrhea characterized by the presence of pus or blood in stools, high fever etc. Acute diarrhea and dysentery caused by bacteria should not be treated with this medicine.

AIDS

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from AIDS and receiving treatment with antiviral medications due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in children

This medicine should be used with extreme caution and only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional in children and It is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Constipation

Use of this medication is not recommended in patients suffering from a blockage of intestines and constipation. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

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

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, confusion, severe stomach cramps and pain, constipation etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Ketoconazole

Ranitidine

Quinidine

Ritonavir

Disease interactions

Infectious Diarrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from 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. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by the doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose or use for longer than recommended. It is recommended to take sufficient fluid while taking this medicine. Contact your doctor if the symptoms do not improve within 48 hours of taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the movement of food and water from the stomach and intestine. The reduced bowel activity makes the food stay longer in the intestine resulting in increased absorption of water and symptoms of diarrhea are relieved.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antidiarrheals

Schedule

Schedule H

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