Numark Diarrhoea Relief (Loperamide 2mg) Capsules Pack of 6 (N)

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Loperamide hydrochloride capsules contain the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride. Loperamide belongs to a group of medicines called ’antidiarrhoeals’ which are used to treat diarrhoea.

Loperamide is used to treat sudden acute cases of diarrhoea in adults and children over 12 years of age. It reduces diarrhoea by slowing down an overactive bowel. It also helps the body to absorb more water and salts from the bowel.


  • For oral use. Swallow whole with a drink of water.
  • Adults and children aged 12 and over:
  • Take 2 capsules to start treatment, followed by 1 capsule after each loose bowel movement.
  • Do not take more than 6 capsules a day.
  • Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.


Do not take Loperamide Capsules if:

  • you are allergic to loperamide or any of the other ingredients
  • you need to keep the bowel movements normal to avoid complications such as blockage of the bowel and abnormal or rapid widening of the colon
  • you have constipation, blockage of the bowel or a bloated tummy (in particular, in children with severe dehydration). Symptoms of dehydration may include drowsiness, passing little urine, dry mouth/tongue, unresponsiveness or glazed eyes)
  • you have inflammation or irritation of the bowel e.g. diverticulosis, colitis or bacterial enterocolitis caused by Salmonella, Shigella or Campylobacter (symptoms may include watery or bloody diarrhoea)
  • you have symptoms of dysentery, which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature
  • you have irritable bowel syndrome
  • These capsules should not be given to children under 12 years of age.

 Take special care if:

  • you have or think you may have lost body fluids and salts through diarrhoea. Particularly important for children and frail or elderly patients with severe diarrhoea
  • you have liver disease
  • you have inflammatory bowel disease
  • you have AIDS. You must stop taking loperamide at the earliest signs of abnormal distension.

Since persistent diarrhoea can be an indicator of potentially more serious conditions, loperamide should not be used for prolonged periods of time.

You should consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking loperamide as it may cause side effects.

If any of the above apply to you, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Loperamide may interact with other medicines. If you are taking other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription and you are unsure about taking loperamide, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.


  • Active ingredient: Loperamide Hydrochloride.
  • Also contains: Maize Starch, Lactose, Povidone, Sodium Starch Glycollate and Magnesium Stearate.
  • The capsule shell contains: Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide (E171), Iron Oxides (E172) and Patent Blue V (E131).
  • The printing ink contains: Shellac, Simeticone, Titanium Dioxide (E171) and Propylene Glycol (E1520).