LOPERAMIDE/IMODIUM


- Discussion: 
- for acute nonspecific diarrhea, chronic diarrhea, reduction of volume discharge from ileostomies 
-slows intestinal transient time; 
- Adult: 4 mg PO initially, then 2 mg after each loose stool, up to 16mg/day; 
- Peds: 
- 0.4-0.8 mg/kg/24hr PO divided q6-12 hr until diarrhea resolves or for 7 days maximum;

- not recomended for children less than 2yrs; 
- Supplied: Caps: 2mg, liquid: 1mg/5ml; 
- don't use with acute diarrhea caused by Salmonella, Shigella, Psuedomembranous colitis




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 3:44 pm