Rite Aid Anti Diarrhea Medicine - Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg | 200 Ct
At a Glance: Diarrhea is a common side effect of many cancer treatments including oral and IV chemotherapies. For episodes of acute diarrhea try loperamide 4 mg by mouth x1, then 2 mg by mouth after each loose stool. Max dose of 16 mg/day. See below for further dosing instructions.
Details: Diarrhea is quite common in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Diarrhea is a liquid-like loose stool. The symptoms of diarrhea are not only uncomfortable, they can also cause dehydration. At the first sign of poorly formed or loose stools, or if you notice you are having more bowel movements than usual, you may begin taking Loperamide.
Take two caplets (4 mg) followed by one caplet (2 mg) every two hours until you have had no diarrhea for 12 hours.
During the night, take two caplets (4 mg) at bed time and continue every four hour during the night until morning.
Stop taking loperamide after there is no sign of diarrhea for 12 hours.
Max of 16 mg daily divided over TID.
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