Imodium (Loperamide Hydrochloride)
Can not be split. Product of India. Shipped from Mauritius.
Generic equivalents for Imodium... What are generics?
Loperamide Hydrochloride (OTC)
Can not be split. Product of UK/EU. Shipped from United Kingdom.
Loperamide Hydrochloride Information
(loe per' a mide)Taking more than the recommended amount of loperamide can cause heart problems that may be serious or cause death. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package. Loperamide should not be given to a child younger than 2 years of age because of the risk of serious breathing and heart problems.
Before taking loperamide,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to loperamide, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in loperamide products. Check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin, in PrevPac) and erythromycin (E.E.S., Ery-Tab, Eryc, others); certain antifungals such as itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox) and ketoconazole; cimetidine (Tagamet), gemfibrozil (Lopid); quinine (Qualaquin), ranitidine (Zantac), ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra), or saquinavir (Invirase). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had ulcerative colitis (condition in which sores develop in the intestines causing pain and diarrhea). or colitis (swelling of the intestine caused by certain bacteria). Also, tell your doctor if you have a fever, blood or mucus in the stool, black stools, or stomach pain without diarrhea. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take loperamide or give it your child if you have one or more of these conditions.
- tell your doctor if you have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or if you have or have ever had liver disease.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking loperamide, call your doctor.
- you should know that this drug may make you drowsy and dizzy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
- red, peeling or blistering skin
- difficulty breathing
- stomach pain or swelling
- bloody stools