Lopeshal / Loprade
Lopeshal is used in the symptomatic treatment of acute and chronic diarrhoea. Lopeshal slows the rhythm of digestion
Molecule: Loperamide Hydrochloride
Formulation: Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Tablets
Packaging Unit: Lopeshal: 25 x 6 Tablets
Dosage: Adult - The recommended initial dose is 4 mg followed by 2 mg after each unformed stool. Children - Two to five years (13 to 20Kg): 1mg t.i.d. (3mg daily dose),
Lopeshal is indicated for the control and symptomatic relief of acute nonspecific diarrhea and of chronic diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Lopeshal is also indicated for reducing the volume of discharge from ileostomies.
Mechanism Of Action
Loperamide hydrochloride acts by slowing intestinal motility and by affecting water and electrolyte movement through the bowel. Lopeshal binds to the opiate receptor in the gut wall. Consequently, it inhibits the release of acetylcholine and prostaglandins, thereby reducing peristalsis and increasing intestinal transit time. Lopeshal increases the tone of the anal sphincter, thereby reducing incontinence and urgency.
Lopeshal is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to Lopeshal or to any of the excipients, in patients with abdominal pain in the absence of diarrhea.