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IMODIUM
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Drug Name:

IMODIUM Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Loperamide HCl 2mg; caps.

Company:
McNeil Consumer Healthcare

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for IMODIUM:

Diarrhea.

Adult:

Acute: Initially 4mg, then 2mg after each loose stool; max 16mg/day. Stop after 48 hours if ineffective. Chronic: initially 4mg; maintenance 4–8mg/day. Reevaluate if no improvement after 10 days at 16mg/day.

Children:

<2yrs: not recommended. 24–47lbs (2–5yrs): 1mg up to 3 times daily for 2 days (use liq). 48–59lbs (6–8yrs): initially 2mg, then 1mg after each loose stool; max 4mg/day for 2 days. 60–95lbs (9–11yrs): initially 2mg, then 1mg after each loose stool; max 6mg/day for 2 days.

Contraindications:

If constipation must be avoided. Acute dysentery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Acute ulcerative colitis and antibiotic induced pseudomembranous colitis; discontinue if abdominal distention occurs. In dehydration, use fluid and electrolyte replacement. Hepatic dysfunction; monitor for CNS toxicity. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

IMODIUM A-D CAPLETS

IMODIUM A-D LIQUID

IMODIUM MULTI-SYMPTOM RELIEF

Pharmacological Class:

Antidiarrheal.

Adverse Reactions:

Abdominal pain, distention, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, rash.

How Supplied:

Caps—30; A-D Caplets—6, 12, 18, 24; A-D Liq—2oz, 4oz; Multi-Symptom Caplets—12, 42; Multi-Symptom Chew tabs—18, 42

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