Diarrhea:

Indications for Loperamide and Simethicone:

Diarrhea with gas.

Adult:

Chew tabs: take with 4–8oz of water after each dose. Initially 2 chew tabs or caplets, then 1 chew tab or caplet after each loose stool; max 4 tabs or caplets per day for 2 days.

Children:

<6yrs: consult physician. Chew tabs: take with 4–8oz of water after each dose. ≥6yrs: initially 1 chew tab or caplet, then ½ chew tab or caplet after each loose stool. 48–59lbs (6–8yrs): max 2 tabs or caplets per day for 2 days. 60–95lbs (9–11yrs): max 3 tabs or caplets per 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. Serious cardiac effects or death if taking more than directed. History of abnormal heart rhythm. Hepatic dysfunction; monitor for CNS toxicity. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

Antidiarrheal + antiflatulent.

Adverse Reactions:

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

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Imodium.

How Supplied:

Caps—contact supplier; A-D Caplets—6, 12, 18, 24; A-D Liq—2oz, 4oz; Caplets, Chew tabs—contact supplier