"Loperamide - indications
The drug is used for treating and stopping diarrhea with allergic, food, radiation of the species of origin. At the same time, diarrhea can be caused by medications or because of strong emotional States. As additional support of the drug "Loperamide" is recommended in the postoperative period. Also the drug is used in diseases passed in the chronic form: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
The drug is contraindicated in children up to two years and patients suffering from inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract, obstruction of stool and intolerance to the components of "Loperamide". Can't drink with the drug in bloating, constipation and colitis, educated at the expense of taking antibiotics.
Drug dosage determined by the attending physician depending on the age of the little patient, his weight and the severity of the disease. It is important to prevent overdose.
When severe diarrhea for children under 5 years make an appointment "Loperamide" three times a day 1 mg, kids 5 to 8 years — twice a day 2 mg, 8 to 12 years — three times daily 2 mg Daily dose is calculated according to the ratio of 6 mg per 20 kg of body weight of the child. In addition to tablet form, you can give the capsule and drip the version of the drug. Drops "Loperamide" give 30 drops 4 times a day. The daily dose is 120 drops.
In the use of antiallergic medication, children need to give large amounts of water in order to avoid dehydration. During treatment should observe diet. If after taking the medication for two days, General condition of the child has not improved, you must pass tests to identify the infection. They may be the cause of the diarrhea and malaise. The manifestation of infection treatment is put on antibiotics.
Drug done make, if in 12 hours there is no urge to loose stools. It is also necessary that the child went to the toilet for a bowel movement 1-2 times a day.
Side effects "Loperamide"
Side effects from the drug are observed improper use and taken with a large dose, and also by self-treatment without a doctor. While there are bloating, headaches, vomiting, dizziness, skin rash and colic spasmodic pain in the stomach.
It should be noted that there is an analogue of the drug "Loperamide ACRI", it is available in tablet and capturevideo. One tablet contains 2 mg of active substance that is suitable for one-time admission the little patient.