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Loperamide (Oral)

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

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antidiarrheal

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)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Imodium
  • Imodium A-D
  • Imodium A-D Caplets
  • Kaopectate II
  • Maalox Anti-Diarrheal
  • Pepto Diarrhea Control

In Canada -

  • Apo-Loperamide
  • Diarr-Eze
  • Imodium
  • Loperacap
  • Nu-Loperamide
  • PMS-Loperamide
  • Rho-Loperamide

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.


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Loperamide: Before Using

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