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DIASTOP 2mg Capsule 1x10s

Loperamide (HCl):2mg | Antidiarrheals

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Manufactured / Marketed By : OpalProduct Form : CapsulePack Size : 1x10sIngredients : Loperamide (HCl):2mgGeneric Category : Antidiarrheals

How it works

DIASTOP 2mg Capsule 1x10s works by slowing down the movement of the gut. This decreases the number of bowel movements and makes the stool less watery

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for DIASTOP 2mg Capsule 1x10s

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

Uses of DIASTOP 2mg Capsule 1x10s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute diarrhea

    This medicine is used for treating the symptoms of diarrhea that start suddenly and last for a couple of days.

  • Chronic diarrhea

    This medicine 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

    This medicine is also used to treat the symptoms of diarrhoea associated with an infected gut, usually afflicting people who travel for a long duration of time.

  • Ileostomy

    This medicine is also used to reduce the amount of stool produced in people who have undergone this surgical procedure.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-3 hours of administration of the dose.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 41 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    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 it habit forming?

    Some habit forming tendencies were reported when large doses of this medicine were consumed without prescription.

  • Usage in 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.

  • Usage 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.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to DIASTOP 2mg Capsule 1x10s 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

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.

Dosage

  • 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.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Clarithromycin severe
  • Ketoconazole severe
  • Ranitidine severe
  • Quinidine severe
  • Ritonavir severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    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.

  • moderate

    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.

  • moderate

    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.

General Instructions

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.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Causes sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver DIASTOP 2mg Capsule 1x10s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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