Stoperan 8 tablets

Stoperan 8 tablets
Producer: Zdrowie
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Description

Stoperan is an oral antidiarrheal drug in the form of small, easy to swallow capsules.

Composition

(1 capsule): loperamide chloride 2 mg, excipients: lactose monohydrate, corn starch, talc, magnesium stearate, gelatin, erythrosine, patent blue, titanium dioxide, quinoline yellow,

Dosage

Oral:

  • Adults and children over 12 years of age: acute diarrhea - first dose of 4 mg (2 capsules), then 2 mg (1 capsule ka) after each loose bowel movement (maximum dose is 16 mg per day); chronic diarrhea - initially 2 mg (1 capsule) twice daily, if necessary the dose can be increased to 8-12 mg (4-6 capsules) daily.
  • Children 9-12 years life: acute diarrhea - 2 mg (1 capsule) after each loose bowel movement (maximum dose is 6 mg per day); chronic diarrhea - 2 mg (1 capsule) after each loose bowel movement (maximum dose is 6 mg per day).
  • Children 6-8 years of age: acute diarrhea - 2 mg ( 1 capsule) after each loose bowel movement (maximum dose is 6 mg per day); chronic diarrhea - 2 mg (1 capsule) after each loose bowel movement (maximum dose is 4 mg per day).

Action

Stoperane works so fast and effectively that already 1 dose (2 capsules) can stop diarrhea, thanks to the strongest substance on the market, OTC (loperamide hydrochloride 2mg).
The drug directly inhibits increased peristalsis and increases the absorption of water from the intestine. Thanks to this, it restores normal bowel function, slows the intestinal passage and reduces the loss of water and electrolytes from the body.

Indications

An indication for the use of Stoperan is the symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhea. Symptomatic treatment of chronic diarrhea occurring in inflammatory bowel diseases as well as in functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and irritable bowel syndrome. Stoperan can be used simultaneously with causally acting drugs.

Contraindications

Do not use the drug:

  • if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to loperamide or any of the other ingredients of the medicine,
  • in conditions where it is undesirable to slow down intestinal peristalsis due to the possible risk of severe complications, including intestinal obstruction, giant colon and toxic colonic dilatation, the use of Stoperan should be stopped immediately in the event of constipation, bloating or intestinal obstruction,
  • in intestinal obstruction, acute ulcerative colitis, acute onset of hemorrhagic colitis, pseudomembranous colitis, especially associated with the administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics,
  • in bacterial enterocolitis caused by pathogenic bacteria of the genus Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter,
  • in acute dysentery with blood in the feces and with elevated body temperature,
  • in children under 6 years of age.

Be careful when using Stoperan:
Be careful when using Stoperan for bacterial diarrhea. The drug should be used with caution in patients with impaired liver function because of the possibility of its toxic effect on the central nervous system. Dehydration and electrolyte deficiency may occur in patients with diarrhea, especially in children. Therefore, during diarrhea, water and mineral salt deficiencies should be supplemented. Administration should be discontinued if constipation, bloating or developing obstruction occurs. In patients with fever and faecal blood, the causes of diarrhea should be determined before starting loperamide. If after the administration of the drug the symptoms do not subside within 48 hours, stop taking Stoperan and contact your doctor. In AIDS patients treated with Stoperan for diarrhea, treatment should be stopped if the earliest symptoms of abdominal bloating appear. In patients with AIDS and concomitant infectious colitis caused by both by viruses and bacteria, isolated cases of toxic enlargement of the colon have been reported with loperamide.
Due to the content of lactose monohydrate, the drug should not be used in patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome (see also 'Important information about some of the ingredients of Stoperan').

Pregnancy:
Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine.

Breastfeeding:
Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine.

Side effects

Very rare side effects (less than 1 in 10,000 people, including only cases):
- headache, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness;
- abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation, nausea and vomiting, intestinal obstruction, dilatation of the colon, including toxic colon enlargement , flatulence and indigestion, dry mouth;
- rash, urticaria and pruritus, angioedema, bullous rash, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (skin disease involving skin detachment), erythema multiforme (disease skin erythematosus) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin disease in which epidermal necrolysis occurs);
- allergic reactions, sometimes severe hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction with sudden difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face or throat, severe dizziness) and anaphylaxis-like reactions; /> - urinary retention. Many adverse events associated with the use of loperamide are common symptoms of diarrheal syndromes (abdominal discomfort and pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, flatulence). Often, these symptoms are difficult to distinguish from the side effects of the drug used.

Warnings and precautions

If your treatment for acute diarrhea does not improve within 48 hours, contact your doctor.

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