Lomofen + Tablet 20'S

Diarrhoea Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG contains Loperamide which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidiarrheals. It is used to treat acute attacks of diarrhoea (in adults and children over 12 years of age) and acute episodes of diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (group of symptoms that affects the digestive system such as abdominal cramps, gas, bloating and diarrhoea) (in adults aged 18 years and over).

Before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG, inform your doctor if you have liver disease, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), low body fluids and salts (due to diarrhoea), intolerance to certain sugars and if you have a history of intolerance to certain sugars such as lactose.

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is not recommended for use in children (less than 12 years of age) and should be used with caution in children (above 12 years of age) for short-term diarrhoea.

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG should be used with caution in elderly patients with severe diarrhoea (due to increased risk of low body fluids and salts), consult your doctor before taking this medicine. The most common side effects of taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG are headache, constipation, flatulence and nausea. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG

  • To treat acute attacks of diarrhoea (in adults and children over 12 years of age)
  • Treat acute episodes of diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (in adults aged 18 years and over)

HOW LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG WORKS

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG acts by decreasing muscle contraction and fluid secretion, resulting in longer stomach and intestinal transit time and increased absorption of fluids and electrolytes from the gastrointestinal tract. Thus, helps to treat diarrhoea by slowing down the overactive bowel.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG

COMMON

  • constipation
  • nausea
  • flatulence
  • headache

UNCOMMON

  • dizziness, drowsiness
  • stomach pain or discomfort
  • dry mouth
  • vomiting
  • indigestion
  • rash

RARE

  • abnormal increase in muscle tension
  • smaller pupils
  • bloated tummy, tiredness
  • severe itching
  • skin rashes with the formation of wheals

Stop taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • bloated tummy which may be due to enlargement of the large intestine, which may cause constipation, bloating and tenderness of the stomach or fever (megacolon or toxic megacolon)
  • allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face, throat or tongue, difficulty in breathing or dizziness
  • severe skin, mouth, eyes and genital blisters (Steven-Johnson's Syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • fever, ill feeling, itching, joint pain, multiple skin lesions (erythema multiforme)
  • swelling of the deeper skin layers caused by a building up of fluid (angioedema)
  • decreased level of consciousness or loss of consciousness (passing out, feeling faint or less alert)
  • difficulties in co-ordinating movement
  • difficulties in passing urine
  • severe constipation, blockage of the bowel

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Stick to simple meals while taking this medicine. Avoid eating oily rich, fried or spicy foods. Do not lie down or sleep immediately after eating. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Headache:

Drink ample amount of water and avoid skipping meals. Get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress-free. Apply pain relieving balm on your forehead if necessary. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly. If the symptom does not improve, consult your doctor.

Stomach pain:

Try to take rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and more frequent meals. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, consult your doctor.

Dry mouth:

Sip water regularly and other sugar-free liquids. Do not use mouthwashes that contain alcohol because they can make your mouth dry, use mouthwash that is used only for dry mouth. Limit your caffeine intake. Avoid smoking or using tobacco products. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult with your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby.

BREASTFEEDING

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as a small amount of this medicine may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or use machines while taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG as it may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, reduced alertness, fainting or passing out. Consult your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

LIVER

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

ALLERGY

Do not take LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG if you are allergic to loperamide or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is not recommended for use if you have:

  • flare-up of ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) which leads to abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, fever and weight loss
  • severe diarrhoea after taking antibiotics (accompanied by watery or bloody diarrhoea)
  • constipation, bowel blockage or stomach bloating
  • bacterial infection of the small intestine and colon (caused by bacteria such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter)
  • inflammation of the colon after taking antibiotics (associated with watery or bloody diarrhoea)
  • acute (short-lived) dysentery, the symptoms include blood in your stools and high temperature

Before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG, inform your doctor if you have:

  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • low body fluids and salts (due to diarrhoea)
  • intolerance to certain sugars
  • history of drug abuse
  • loss of appetite or weight loss
  • difficulty or pain in passing urine
  • fever or recently passed blood from the bowel

Use in pediatrics:

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is not recommended for use in children (less than 12 years of age). It is used with caution in children (above 12 years of age) for short-term diarrhoea. Consult the child’s doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG should be used with caution in elderly patients with severe diarrhoea (due to increased risk of low body fluids and salts). Consult your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-drug interactions:

Before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • gemfibrozil (used to treat high cholesterol levels)
  • quinidine (used to treat abnormal heart rhythm)
  • ritonavir (used to treat HIV infection)
  • itraconazole, ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infections)
  • oral desmopressin (used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus)
  • other antidiarrheal preparations such as bismuth subsalicylate (used to treat diarrhoea)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose includes, increased heart rate, irregular heartbeat, muscle stiffness, uncoordinated movements, drowsiness, difficulty urinating or weak breathing.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Loperamide
Pharmacological Category :   Antidiarrheals
Therapeutic Indication :   Diarrhoea
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG out of reach of children
  • Store LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG

What is LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG used for?

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is used to treat acute attacks of diarrhoea (in adults and children over 12 years of age) and acute episodes of diarrhoea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (group of symptoms that affects the digestive system such as abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhoea) (in adults aged 18 years and over).

What are the common side effects of LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG?

The most common side effects of taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG are headache, constipation, flatulence and nausea. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the side effects worsen.

Can LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG be used in breastfeeding women?

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as a small amount of this medicine may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

Can I drive or operate machines after taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG?

Do not drive or use machines while taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG as it may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, reduced alertness, fainting or passing out. Consult your doctor for advice before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

Is LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG safe to use in elderly patients?

LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG should be used with caution in elderly patients with severe diarrhoea (due to increased risk of low body fluids and salts). Consult your doctor before taking LOMOFEN PLUS 2MG.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Loperamide. Drugs for constipation and diarrhoea. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page-664.

2. Baker DE. Loperamide: a pharmacological review. NIH National Library of Medicine; National centre for biotechnology information. Pubdmed.gov. 2007 [Accessed on 16th September 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18192961/

3. Sahi N, Nguyen R, Santos C. Loperamide. NIH National Library of Medicine; National centre for biotechnology information. [Revised in May 2022] [Accessed on 16th September 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557885/

4. Tillomed Laboratories Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in January 2022] [Accessed on 16th September 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.11853.pdf

5. Cipla (EU) Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in August 2020] [Accessed 16th September 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/10287/smpc#gref

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Stool culture
  • Complete blood count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    30 g
    Ingredient
    LOPERAMIDE 2MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Lomofen + Tablet 20'S

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