For the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea such as traveler’s diarrhea, acute infectious diarrhea, and enterotoxic diarrhea For the symptomatic control and pain relief in chronic diarrhea from irritable colon and malabsorption syndrome
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Take 2 capsules of Imodium initially. After that, you only need to take 1 capsule of Imodium after every susequent loose stool.
Treatment of diarrhea with loperamide HCl is only symptomatic. Whenever an underlying etiology can be determined, specific treatment should be given when appropriate In patients with diarrhea, especially in children, fluid and electrolyte depletion may occur. In such cases administration of appropriate fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy is the most important measure. Loperamide HCl should not be given to children aged 2 to 6 years of age without medical prescription and supervision In acute diarrhea, if clinical improvement is not observed within 48 hours, the administration of loperamide HCl should be discontinued and patients should be advised to consult their physician Patients with AIDS treated with loperamide HCl for diarrhea should have therapy stopped at the earliest signs of abdominal distension. There have been isolated reports of obstipation with an increased risk for toxic megacolon in AIDS patients with infectious colitis from both viral and bacterial pathogens treated with loperamide HCl Although no pharmacokinetic data are available in patients with hepatic impairment, loperamide HCl should be used with caution in such patients because of reduced first pass metabolism. This medicine must be used with caution in patients with hepatic impairment as it may result in a relative overdose leading to CNS toxicity Abuse and misuse of loperamide, as an opioid substitute, have been described in individuals with opioid addiction