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Loperamide HCl (Scheele) Capsule

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Used along with electrolyte and fluid replacement for symptomatic relief of acute and chronic diarrhea.


Antimotility/ Antidiarrheal


(Acute diarrhea) Take 2 capsules initially, followed by 1 capsule after each loose or watery stool. Usual dose of 3-4 capsules per day with 1 hour or more dosing interval. Do not take more than 8 capsules per day

(Chronic diarrhea) Take 2 capsules initially. Adjust dose until 1-2 normal solid stools per day are obtained on a maintenance dose of 1 to 6 capsules per day.


Caution use in patients taking anti-infectives and other medications, and those with severe or persistent diarrhea and liver dysfunction. Not recommended for use in children below 12 yrs old.

Side Effects

Dry mouth, abdominal pain, distention or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, dyspepsia, and constipation. Rarely, drowsiness or dizziness and urinary retention.


This product should not be taken by:
-individuals with allergy to loperamide or any of its ingredients
-pregnant or breastfeeding women
-constipated patients and also in people who should avoid constipation
-patients with acute dysentery and active ulcerative colitis.