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Loperamide

Contributor(s): Lauren Trepanier

Introduction

Name

  • Loperamide.

Class of drug

  • Opiate (derivative).

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-(4-chlorophyenyl)-4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyl-alpha,alpha-diphenyl-1-piperidinebutanamide.
  • 4-(p-chlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyl-alpha,alpha-diphenyl-1-piperidinebutyramide.

Molecular formula

  • C29H33ClN2O2.

Physical properties

  • Capsules.
  • Syrup.

Uses

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Indications

  • Non-specific acute and chronic diarrhea.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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