Brand Names : PMS-Loperamide, Rho-Loperamide, Imodium, Imodium A-D, Imodium A-D Caplets, Kaopectate II, Maalox Anti-Diarrheal, Pepto Diarrhea Control, Apo-Loperamide, Diarr-Eze, Loperacap, Nu-Loperamide
Loperamide (loe-PER-a-mide) is a medicine used along with other measures
to treat diarrhea. Loperamide helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements
of the intestines.
In the U.S., loperamide capsules are available only with your doctor's
prescription, while the liquid form and the tablet form are available without
a prescription. In Canada, all the dosage forms are available without a prescription.
Loperamide is available in the following dosage forms:
Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Oral solution (U.S. and Canada)
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Imodium A-D
- Imodium A-D Caplets
- Kaopectate II
- Maalox Anti-Diarrheal
- Pepto Diarrhea Control
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.