Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s

 100.00

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Drug Strength: 2 mg
Drug Form : Capsule
Pack Size : 100s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Lopra capsule contains Loperamide | belongs to Antidiarrhoeal

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    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.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s

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

    Uses of Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Acute diarrhea

      Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s is used for treating the symptoms of diarrhea that start suddenly and last for a couple of days.

    • Chronic diarrhea

      Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s 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

      Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s is also used to treat the symptoms of diarrhea associated with an infected gut, usually afflicting people who travel for a long duration of time.

    • Ileostomy

      Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s 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.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 40 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Use of alcohol should be avoided or restricted while you are taking this medicine. Activities requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided at least in the initial part of treatment with this medicine.

    • Is it habit forming?

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

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      Use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding an infant. If it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s (the primary constituent of Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s) .

    • 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 consumption of an antibiotic.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risk associated with use. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      Use of this medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding an infant. If it becomes absolutely necessary to use this medicine then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Dizziness

      Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness and dizziness which may impair physical activities.

    • Hypersensitivity

      Use of this medicine may cause allergic reactions of the skin in some patients. Some cases of severe allergic conditions like Steven's Johnson Sundrome or Toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported with the use of 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.

    • Liver disease

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver function impairment.

    • Heart conditions

      Use of this medicine in large quantities may cause a severe adverse effect on the heart and blood vessels. Non-prescription use of this medicine must be avoided.

    • Other medicines

      Report the current use of all medicines including supplements and herbs to the doctor as this medicine is known to interact with other medicines that you might be possibly consuming. Use of medicines to treat heart conditions and infections should be informed to the doctor before taking 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 having AIDS and taking antiviral medications.

    • Pediatric use

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients aged below 6 years. Use in children below 2 years of age is not recommended.

    • Constipation

      Use of this medication is not recommended in patients suffering from blockage of intestine and constipation.

    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 having 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.

    General Instructions

    Take Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s as instructed by the doctor. This medicine can be taken with or without food. 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
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

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    How to use Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s

    UNLICENSED USE
    Children: Chronic diarrhoea: 1 mth-1 yr, 100-200 mcg/kg twice daily, 30 minutes before feeds; up to 2 mg/kg daily in divided doses occasionally required; 1-12 yr, 100-200 mcg/kg (max 2 mg) 3-4 times daily; up to 1.25 mg/kg daily in divided doses may be required (max 16 mg daily); 12-18 yr, 2-4 mg 2-4 times daily (max 16 mg daily).
    Acute diarrhoea: 4-8 yr, 1 mg 3-4 times daily for up to 3 days only; 8-12 yr, 2 mg 4 times daily for up to 5 days only; 12-18 yr, Initially 4 mg, then 2 mg after each loose stool for up to 5 days (usual dose 6-8 mg daily; max 16 mg daily).

    what are the adverse effects of Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s?

    Rashes. Abdominal cramps, bloating, paralytic ileus, constipation, nausea, tiredness, dizziness, dry mouth.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s?

    Cap/Tab: Acute diarrhoea: Adults: Initially 4 mg, then 2 mg at each loose stool (usually 3-4 daily). Max, 16 mg daily.
    Chronic diarrhoea: Adults: Initially 4-8 mg, daily in divided doses.
    Children: Not recommended.
    Syrup: Acute diarrhoea: Children: 2-5 yrs, 5 mL three times a day, total daily dose not to exceed 15 mL. 5-8 yrs, 5 mL four times a day, total daily dose not to exceed 20 mL. 8-12 yrs, 10 mL 3 to 4 times a day, total daily dose not to exceed 40 mL.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Lopra capsule 2 mg 100’s. 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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