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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Loperamide (Overview)

Loperamide is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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What are effects of loperamide?

What are effects of loperamide?

Slows your bowels: It slows down your bowel motility, and can help in some instances of diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
52 doctors shared insights

Loperamide (Overview)

Loperamide is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil (paroxetine)

Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil (paroxetine) 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil (paroxetine)

Talk to your doc: Hello -- you were asking several questions about this issue (diarrhea after being on Paxil (paroxetine) for 2 months) last night. Please contact your prescribing physician and get his or her specific recommendations for you. Working with a doctor who knows you and your case is much better than asking physicians who have never seen you. Be well. ...Read more

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Any other ways of stopping my moms runs from leukemia treatment, loperamide doesn't work?

Any other ways of stopping my moms runs from leukemia treatment, loperamide doesn't work?

Cause of diarrhea : There are many reasons why your mother could be having diarrhea. The best treatment will depend on the cause. This could be related to chemotherapy, infection, etc. Once her physician determines the cause then a treatment can be identified. ...Read more

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Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Rarely: Very well tolerated. Side effects are generally mild and a whole lot better than diarrhea. Major concerns are giving the medication to control symptoms when there is a serious underlying disease, overtreatment with resulting constipation and mild dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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May I take attapulgite and loperamide at the same time when i get a diarrhea?

May I take attapulgite and loperamide at the same time when i get a diarrhea?

Attapulgite: Taken by mouth, it physically binds to acids and toxic substances in the stomach and digestive tract. Also, as an anti-diarrheal, it seems to work by adsorbing bacteria that may be causing diarrhea. Loperamide can be taken with it, although it is possible that the loperamide may be bound up by the attapulgite. Cannot find studies on this, but should not hurt. ...Read more

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How long does loperamide take to start working?

About an hour: About an hour or so. Peak effects at a few hours then gradual wearing off. ...Read more

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How long does loperamide take before it takes effect?

About an hour: About an hour or so. Peak effects at a few hours then gradual wearing off. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for loperamide overdose?

What is the treatment for loperamide overdose?

Stop it: Stop it. Get together with your doctor and develop a plan. Most patients can cold turkey it but some need a medicine called Naltrexone and Clonidine for help. ...Read more