Perenterol®.

Introduction Perenterol® is a drug that can be used to treat diarrheal diseases and acne as well as to prevent and treat travel diarrhea. It consists of certain types of yeast (Saccharomyces boulardii), which are prepared in capsule form. The yeast fungi thus reach the gastrointestinal tract and can settle in it. This inhibits the … Read more

Dosage | Perenterol®.

Dosage Perenterol® capsules are taken unchewed with a glass of water before meals. To make it easier for children or older people to take the capsules, the capsule can also be opened and the contents stirred into meals or drinks. Children from the age of 2 years and adults with acute diarrhea usually take 2-3 … Read more

Perenterol® for acne | Perenterol®.

Perenterol® for acne Perenterol® is also used to treat chronic acne. The therapy requires patience and should be continued over several months, as first results often only show after several weeks. Usually the dosage is one capsule of Perenterol® forte (250mg) 3 times daily during the first three months of therapy. Afterwards the dose can … Read more

Loperamide

Introduction Loperamide is used in the treatment of diarrheal diseases. It is an opioid that exerts its effect in the intestine rather than in the central nervous system as most other opioids do. Loperamide inhibits intestinal activity and thus alleviates the symptoms of diarrhoea. The drug is generally well tolerated. In rare cases, constipation, headaches … Read more

Side effects | Loperamide

Side effects The most common side effects of treatment with loperamide include headache, constipation and dizziness in about one to ten percent of cases. Nausea and flatulence may also occur. Interactions Loperamide can interact with various drugs. These include quinidine, which is used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, and verapamil, which is used to … Read more

Acute treatment of diarrhea | Loperamide

Acute treatment of diarrhea Loperamide is used in the acute treatment of diarrheal diseases. Adults in the acute situation take two tablets/capsules with 2 mg. If symptoms persist, a further dose may be taken until the daily dose of 12 mg is reached. The drug is offered by various companies without prescription. It is available … Read more

Imodium

Definition Imodium® is the trade name of a drug that is used in particular for acute diarrheal diseases. The full name is Imodium akut®, which is offered in various products. The active ingredient is loperamide. Imodium® is available in pharmacies without a prescription, it is one of the strongest over-the-counter drugs against diarrhea. Especially when … Read more

Dosage for adults | Imodium

Dosage for adults In acute cases of diarrhea, 4mg of loperamide (active ingredient in Imodium®) should be taken first. After each new liquid bowel movement 2mg Loperamide should be taken again. The maximum dose in one day should not exceed 16mg loperamide. If the bowel movement returns to normal or if no further bowel movement … Read more

Application in pregnancy and lactation | Imodium

Application in pregnancy and lactation Imodium® should not be used on its own during pregnancy as it is not clear whether the mother’s ingestion will damage the embryo. Breastfeeding women should also not take Imodium®, as the active ingredient can be transferred to the child via the mother’s milk. Interactions Certain medications influence the effect … Read more