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1

Indications

Diarrhoea

2

Mechanism of action

Loperamide - opiod that doesn't cross the BBB, agonist of opiod receptors in gut, reduces peristaltic contractions and increases anal tone

3

Adverse effects

Constipation
Flatus
Cramping

4

Warning

Avoid in:

- Ulcerative colitis
- C. diff infection

Do not use in acute, bloody diarrhoea as this may be bacterial.

5

Prescription

OTC

6

Administration

PO

7

Communication

Should only be used to treat diarrhoea