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Lopamide 2mg Tablet

Lopamide 2mg Tablet

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Lopamide 2 MG Description

Lopamide 2mg tablet is an antidiarrheal medicine. It is used to treat diarrhoea caused due to various conditions. Lopamide tablets should not be used to treat dysentery, a condition characterised by

diarrhoea with blood. Lopamide 2mg tablet decreases the intestine's contraction or motility. It results in reducing the frequency of stools. It contains Loperamide as an active ingredient. You may experience headaches, nausea and constipation after taking the Lopamide tablet. However, these side effects are temporary and resolve on their own. If these side effects worsen, contact your doctor immediately. You can stop taking this medicine once you get relief from diarrhoea. Avoid taking it if you have diarrhoea with blood or bacterial infection, causing diarrhoea. Inform the doctor about the other medicines you are taking before starting with the medicine. You may experience loss of water and electrolyte imbalance because of diarrhoea. Drink plenty of fluids and water to stay hydrated. You should avoid excess spices, oils and sugars in the food while on this medicine.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹19.32
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ContainsLoperamide(2.0 Mg)
Side effectsHeadach, nausea, constipation, flatulence (gas)
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Uses of Lopamide 2 MG

  • Lopamide 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to food poisoning.
  • It is also used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to viral infections.

Contraindications of Lopamide 2 MG

  • If you are allergic to loperamide or any other ingredients of Lopamide tablet.
  • If you suffer from constipation or develop it during treatment with the medicine.
  • If you suffer from swelling of the stomach during or before treatment which does not get relieved on its own.
  • If you suffer from diarrhoea with blood in stools or high fever.
  • If you have or appears to have symptoms of ulcerative colitis (like stomach pain or cramps, weight loss, fatigue) which is a chronic disease of the gut.
  • If you develop diarrhoea due to infection caused by bacterial like Salmonella, Shigella or Campylobacter.
  • If you develop diarrhoea due to the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Cephalosporins like Cefixime, Clindamycin, etc.
  • It should not be used in patients less than 9 years old.

Side effects of Lopamide 2 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence (gas)

Precautions and Warnings of Lopamide 2 MG



Can I take Lopamide 2mg tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effects of Lopamide tablet in human pregnancy. However, it is advised not to take this medicine during pregnancy, especially during the first 3 months. Consult the doctor if you are pregnant or you may be pregnant or are planning for a baby before starting the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Lopamide 2mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Lopamide passes into the breastmilk. Hence, this medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Lopamide 2mg tablet?
Lopamide tablet is used for diarrhoea, which itself can cause weakness and dizziness. You may experience unconsciousness or reduced levels of consciousness, tiredness, dizziness or drowsiness when diarrhoea is treated with this medicine. Therefore, it is advisable to use caution when driving a car or you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.


Can I consume alcohol with Lopamide 2mg tablet?
There are no known interactions of Lopamide tablets with Alcohol. However, it is advised not to consume alcohol as this itself can lead to abdominal discomfort.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from acute diarrhoea, you must pay keen attention to appropriate fluid and electrolyte replacement from time to time.
  • You are suffering from diarrhoea for many days, do not keep taking Lopamide endlessly. Instead, get yourself checked as long-term diarrhoea may be a symptom of some serious underlying disease.
  • You are suffering from diarrhoea for more than 48 hours and Lopamide does not control it, please consult a doctor for further treatment.
  • You are an AIDS patient suffering from diarrhoea, you must stop taking tablets at the first sign of stomach distension (bloating and swelling of the belly). The chances of painful constipation and int...
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  • You are suffering from liver disease, Lopamide should be used with caution. It is important to watch out for dizziness, drowsiness and mental confusion.
  • You are suffering from rare hereditary conditions in which your body cannot handle certain sugars (galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption).
  • This medicine should be used cautiously in children and patients on a low sodium diet.
  • This medicine should be discontinued promptly if signs of constipation, stomach distension or stomach pain develop.
  • You should not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment as it is associated with increased heart disorders.

Directions for Use of Lopamide 2 MG

  • Lopamide 2mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Storage and disposal of Lopamide 2 MG

  • Store Lopamide tablet in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Discard appropriately unused medicine after expiry.

Quick Tips of Lopamide 2 MG

  • Lopamide tablet is an anti-diarrhoeal medication used to treat sudden short-lived attacks of diarrhoea in adults and children above 9 years of age. It should not be used for treating any other conditi...
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  • Before starting this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Also, inform your doctor about all other medicines that you take and your complete medical history. Do not take any other medicine on your own without confirming with your doctor during treatment with...
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  • This medicine only treats the symptoms of diarrhoea. When you have diarrhoea, it is recommended to drink enough liquids and stay hydrated along with taking the medicine.
  • Lopamide tablets may cause dizziness, tiredness or sleepiness. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine, it is recommended to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or performin...
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  • Headache, nausea and flatulence (gas) can be side effects of this medicine. Inform your doctor if the side effects do not resolve even after completing the entire course of this medicine.

Dosage of Lopamide 2 MG


Symptoms of an overdose are palpitations, difficulty breathing, choking or vomiting while not being fully conscious, coordination abnormality, sleepiness, constipation, etc. If you experience any of t...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of medicine take it as soon as you remember, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose ...
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Mode of Action of Lopamide 2 MG

How Does It Work?

Lopamide tablet acts on the internal intestinal lining (layer) and reduces intestinal movement. Due to this, the movement of food along the intestine is slowed down. This makes way for more water and ...
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Interactions of Lopamide 2 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Lopamide tablet if, taken at the same time. Always inform your doctor about all the medicine you are taking, that includes all prescribed or non-pres...
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  • In particular, if you are taking medicines for high cholesterol levels, fungal infection like ketoconazole, anti- HIV medicines, desmopressin which is a medicine given for excessive urination, as it i...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are pain killers like hydrocodone, certain anti-asthma medicines like oral preparations of Ipratropium, anti-allergy medicines like hydroxyzine, etc.

Interactions with food items

It is advised to avoid excessive spices, oils and sugars in the food consumed until your condition is better.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is Diarrhoea? What causes it?

A: Diarrhoea is a change in consistency and increases in the frequency of stools as compared to normal days. It is an indication of some underlying disease generally. It needs urgent management as there is a loss of excess fluids and salts with each episode of loose stools. It is generally caused as a result of microorganisms that act on the inner lining of the intestines and produce substances that affect the movement and reduce the absorption of water and salts from the intestine. Sometimes it may also happen due to a defective immune system where the body acts against its own organs or due to excessive use of antimicrobial agents which may even kill the good bacteria present in the gut.

Q: Is Lopamide tablet an antibiotic?

A: No, Lopamide tablet is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-diarrhoeal medicine. It is used to control diarrhoea which has too much fluid in stools or diarrhoea, which takes time to respond. However, it should never be used without consulting a registered medical practitioner.

Q: How much time does it take for Lopamide 2 tablet to work?

A: It takes one hour for the first dose of Lopamide tablet to act on the inner lining of the intestine. Many patients respond to a single dose, sometimes may have to take more doses to get relief. The effect of the medicine varies in each individual due to the difference in severity and physiology.

Q: For how long should I take Lopamide tablet?

A: Lopamide tablets should be taken only for the duration as prescribed by a registered medical practitioner. In any case, it should not be used for more than 5 days. If there is no relief even after 5 days it is advised to consult your treating physician who will attempt to find other causes of your diarrhoea using specific tests.

Q: Is Lopamide habit forming?

A: Generally, the habit-forming tendency is not observed with Lopamide. However, use it as directed by the doctor.

Q: Can I take Lopamide tablets with painkillers?

A: Yes, Lopamide tablets can be taken with painkillers. However, it is advised to take an antacid along with painkillers to avoid abdominal discomfort caused by painkillers.

Q: Can probiotics be taken along with Lopamide medicine?

A: Probiotics contain microorganisms that are naturally present in our gut. An episode of diarrhoea leads to the destruction of the natural microbial flora by the invading organism or by antibiotics that destroy them. Probiotics help to restore this damaged microbial flora and help in quick healing. Probiotics can be taken along Lopamide in specific types of diarrhoea only. So it is advisable to consult your treating physician before starting probiotics along with Lopamide.

Q: Is Lopamide tablet used for loose motion/loose watery bowels?

A: Yes, Lopamide tablet is used for treating loose motion/loose watery bowels. However, it is advised not to self-medicate with this medicine and consult your doctor if you have diarrhoea.

Q: Is Lopamide tablet used for vomiting?

A: No, Lopamide tablet is used for the treatment of diarrhoea. It does not help control vomiting or the feeling of nausea.

Q: Can probiotics be taken along with Lopamide?

A: Probiotics can be taken along with Lopamide as there is no interaction known between Lopamide and probiotics. Taking probiotics may also help stop diarrhoea or shorten the duration of diarrhoea.

Q: What is Lopamide 2 mg tablet used for?

A: Lopamide 2 tablet is used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to food poisoning or any other cause. It is also used in the treatment of acute diarrhoea due to viral infections. It acts by decreasing the frequency of stools.

Q: When should I take Lopamide tablets?

A: Lopamide tablets should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Take it regularly and on time as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Lopamide vs loperamide, are they the same?

A: Lopamide tablets contain loperamide as their active medicine. It is used to treat diarrhoea due to food poisoning. It is also used to treat acute diarrhoea due to viral infections.

Q: Can I use Lopamide for irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn's disease?

A: Lopamide tablet can be used to manage diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)/Crohn's disease in the short-term only if it is recommended by your doctor. Do not use this medicine on your own.

Q: Can I use Lopamide for bowel/faecal incontinence?

A: Lopamide tablet should not be used for treating bowel/faecal incontinence. It is used for treating diarrhoea in adults and children over 9 years of age.

Q: Can Lopamide tablet be used for diarrhoea due to norovirus?

A: Lopamide tablet can be used for treating diarrhoea caused due to norovirus only if it is recommended by your doctor. Do not use this medicine on your own.
Last Updated on: 30 November 2022 | 5:38 PM (IST)
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