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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

Loperamide | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. When this medicine is used for short periods of time at low doses, side effects usually are rare .

    However, check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects are severe and occur suddenly since they may be signs of a more severe and dangerous problem with your bowels:


        Bloating; constipation; loss of appetite; stomach pain (severe) with nausea and vomiting

    Also, check with your doctor as soon as possible if the following side effect occurs:


        Skin rash

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:


      Dizziness or drowsiness; dryness of mouth

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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Loperamide: Precautions


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