CO-OPERATIVE DIARRHOEA RELIEF 2MG CAPSULES

Active substance: LOPERAMIDE HYDROCHLORIDE

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ASDA
ANTI-DIARRHOEA CAPSULES
(Loperamide Hydrochloride)
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You should contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve
within 24 hours.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you take the medicine
3. How to take the medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR
Asda Anti-Diarrhoea Capsules are blue
and grey in colour and contain Loperamide
Hydrochloride which is an anti-diarrhoeal
medicine which helps to stop diarrhoea by
making the stools more solid and less
frequent.
This medicine is used for the treatment
of sudden short-lived (acute) attacks of
diarrhoea.
Please note that these capsules
relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea
only and should not be used as a
substitute for rehydration treatment.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine if:
• You suffer from colitis (inflammation of
the colon) or any other inflammatory
bowel disease.
• You have a swollen stomach or tummy,
and/or constipation.
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients
listed in Section 6.

• You are pregnant or breast-feeding
(unless instructed by your doctor).
• You are suffering from dysentery with blood
in your stools and a high temperature.
Check with your doctor before taking
this medicine if:
• You suffer from liver or kidney problems,
including difficulty in urinating.
• You have severe and persistent diarrhoea
and vomiting.
If you have AIDS and your stomach
becomes swollen, stop taking the capsules
immediately and contact your doctor.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of this medicine:
• The capsules contain lactose; if you have
been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicine.
HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Adults, the elderly and children over
12 years
How to take:
The capsules should be swallowed
whole with a drink of water.
Dose and how often to take:
After the first loose stool (bowel motion)
take 2 capsules with water.
After each further loose stool, take
1 capsule.
• Rehydration sachets are available
separately.
• Do not give to children under 12
years of age.
• Do not take more than 6 capsules
in any 24 hours.
• Do not take the capsules for more
than 24 hours unless advised by a
doctor.
• If symptoms persist for more than
24 hours consult your doctor.
• DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH: If you take
more capsules than you should, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Further information overleaf.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Most people take the capsules without
any problems, but as with all medicines,
side effects may occur occasionally.
Very rarely: (affects less than 1 in 10,000
people)
Allergic reaction:
Stop taking the medicine and contact
your doctor immediately if you notice:
• Skin rashes or other signs of allergic
reaction such as itching, swelling of the
lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty in
breathing
• Skin rashes which may be severe and
include blistering or peeling skin.
Other side effects which may occur are:
Very rarely: (affects less than 1 in 10,000
people)
• Stomach pains, a swollen stomach,
nausea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence
(wind), indigestion and heartburn
• Tiredness and dizziness
• Dry mouth
• Difficulty urinating
If you experience any side effect which is
troublesome, or not listed in this leaflet,
stop taking the medicine and tell your
pharmacist or doctor.

FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredient in the capsules is:
Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg.
The other ingredients in the capsules
are: Lactose, Maize Starch, Talc,
Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin, Quinoline
Yellow (E104), Erythrosine (E127), Patent
Blue (E131) and Titanium Dioxide (E171).
Contents of the pack:
The pack contains 6 capsules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Upper Cliffe
Road, Dodworth Business Park,
Dodworth, South Yorkshire S75 3SP
Manufacturer:
Galpharm International Ltd, Upper Cliffe
Road, Dodworth Business Park,
Dodworth, South Yorkshire S75 3SP
Leaflet revised: September 2012

STORING THE MEDICINE
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
original packaging.
Do not use the capsules after the expiry
date shown on the pack.
Keep all medicines out of the reach
and sight of children.

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ASDA
ANTI-DIARRHOEA CAPSULES
(Loperamide Hydrochloride)
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You should contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve
within 24 hours.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you take the medicine
3. How to take the medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR
Asda Anti-Diarrhoea Capsules are blue
and grey in colour and contain Loperamide
Hydrochloride which is an anti-diarrhoeal
medicine which helps to stop diarrhoea by
making the stools more solid and less
frequent.
This medicine is used for the treatment
of sudden short-lived (acute) attacks of
diarrhoea.
Please note that these capsules
relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea
only and should not be used as a
substitute for rehydration treatment.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
Do not take this medicine if:
• You suffer from colitis (inflammation of
the colon) or any other inflammatory
bowel disease.
• You have a swollen stomach or tummy,
and/or constipation.
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients
listed in Section 6.

• You are pregnant or breast-feeding
(unless instructed by your doctor).
• You are suffering from dysentery with blood
in your stools and a high temperature.
Check with your doctor before taking
this medicine if:
• You suffer from liver or kidney problems,
including difficulty in urinating.
• You have severe and persistent diarrhoea
and vomiting.
If you have AIDS and your stomach
becomes swollen, stop taking the capsules
immediately and contact your doctor.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of this medicine:
• The capsules contain lactose; if you have
been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicine.
HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Adults, the elderly and children over
12 years
How to take:
The capsules should be swallowed
whole with a drink of water.
Dose and how often to take:
After the first loose stool (bowel motion)
take 2 capsules with water.
After each further loose stool, take
1 capsule.
• Rehydration sachets are available
separately.
• Do not give to children under 12
years of age.
• Do not take more than 8 capsules in
any 24 hours.
• Do not take the capsules for more
than 24 hours unless advised by a
doctor.
• If symptoms persist for more than 24
hours consult your doctor.
• DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH: If you take
more capsules than you should, tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Further information overleaf.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Most people take the capsules without
any problems, but as with all medicines,
side effects may occur occasionally.
Very rarely: (affects less than 1 in 10,000
people)
Allergic reaction:
Stop taking the medicine and contact
your doctor immediately if you notice:
• Skin rashes or other signs of allergic
reaction such as itching, swelling of the
lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty in
breathing
• Skin rashes which may be severe and
include blistering or peeling skin.
Other side effects which may occur are:
Very rarely: (affects less than 1 in 10,000
people)
• Stomach pains, a swollen stomach,
nausea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence
(wind), indigestion and heartburn
• Tiredness and dizziness
• Dry mouth
• Difficulty urinating
If you experience any side effect which is
troublesome, or not listed in this leaflet,
stop taking the medicine and tell your
pharmacist or doctor.

FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredient in the capsules is:
Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg.
The other ingredients in the capsules
are: Lactose, Maize Starch, Talc,
Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin, Quinoline
Yellow (E104), Erythrosine (E127), Patent
Blue (E131) and Titanium Dioxide (E171).
Contents of the pack:
The pack contains 12 or 30 capsules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Upper Cliffe
Road, Dodworth Business Park,
Dodworth, South Yorkshire S75 3SP
Manufacturer:
Galpharm International Ltd, Upper Cliffe
Road, Dodworth Business Park,
Dodworth, South Yorkshire S75 3SP
Leaflet revised: September 2012

STORING THE MEDICINE
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
original packaging.
Do not use the capsules after the expiry
date shown on the pack.
Keep all medicines out of the reach
and sight of children.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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