Can Antacid Consumption Be Associated With Loperamide Hcl?

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Hello, do you want to ask if you can take antacids together with loperamide hcl ??? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Mufidatun,


Loperamide is a medicine to treat diarrhea. The mechanism of action of loperamide is to slow down the movement of the digestive tract, so that the intestine has more time to absorb fluids and nutrients from food consumed, so that the frequency of diarrhea is reduced and it is expected that the stool becomes denser.


Side effects that can arise after consuming loperamide, include the following:


Constipation.
Nausea.
Dizzy.
Rash.
Bloated.
Stomach ache.
Heart rhythm disorders.
Paralytic ileus

Loperamide should not be consumed carelessly, it should not be given to children <2 years old. The maximum recommended dosage is not to exceed 8-16 mg (under the supervision of a doctor). Diarrhea that does not improve after 2 days of taking this drug should be consulted directly with your doctor. The use of loperamide together with some of the following drugs can cause interactions including:

Increases blood drug levels if taken with ritonavir.
The absorption of Loperamide by the body is disturbed if taken together with Cholestyramine. Give a 2 hour pause between the two drugs.
The effects of loperamide are reduced if taken together with cisapride, metoclopramide, or erythromycin.

Loperamide does not cause significant interactions when taken with antacids. However, you should give a gap between 1 drug with another drug for at least 15-30 minutes, so that when allergic reactions or side effects can be determined which drug should cause the reaction. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.

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