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Brand name: Stop-It TM

Active ingredients: loperamide

What it is used for

Symptomatic treatment of acute non-specific diarrhoea. Control and symptomatic treatment of chronic diarrhoea.

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 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Hard gelatin capsule with grey cap and green body

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

The packs below are available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

  • 10 capsules pack
  • 16 capsules pack
  • 20 capsules pack

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

  • 3 capsules pack
  • 4 capsules pack
  • 5 capsules pack
  • 6 capsules pack
  • 8 capsules pack

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.


The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

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

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