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Brand name: Gastro-Stop TM

Active ingredients: loperamide

What it is used for

Control and symptomatic treatment of acute non-specific diarrhoea, and of chronic diarrhoea. Reduction of the volume of discharge in patients with ileostomies, colostomies and other intestinal resections.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Size 3 capsule with green cap and gray body

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacy without prescription. They are Schedule 2: Pharmacy Medicine.

  • 12 pack
  • 20 pack

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. They are Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 60 pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. These medicines are Not Scheduled.

  • 6 pack
  • 8 pack

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient loperamide

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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