loperamide

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lo·per·a·mide

 (lō-pĕr′ə-mīd′)
n.
A drug, C29H33ClN2O2, that inhibits intestinal motility and is used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat diarrhea.

[(ch)lo(ro)- + (pi)per(idine) + amide.]
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loperamide

n loperamida
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Avoid using human remedies such as loperamide, also called Immodium. This medication has an opioid in it, and it is easy to overdose a dog unintentionally.
The same goes for taking Immodium if you tend to suffer from diarrhoea.
One of the donations that Cat had arranged with money raised in bucket collections at Tesco were Paracetamol and Immodium tablets, which are used to treat diarrhoea.
Surely the makers of a well-known anti-diarrhoea remedy would slip one of the boffins a few quid - can you imagine getting Immodium into the new table?
The Sound Of Music Live ITV, 7.30pm Raindrops on roses and Immodium on standby as the cast prepare to perform the classic musical completely live.
Taking tablets on holiday used to T mean popping a packet of Immodium in your toilet bag to deal with any unfortunate paella reactions.
Johnson & Johnson is best known for its brands Microlax, Diacure and Immodium. Microlax is a laxative while Diacure and Immodium are both diarrhoeal remedies based on the active ingredient loperamide.
Travelers should be encouraged to 1) observe food, water, and hand-hygiene precautions while traveling; 2) use over-the-counter medications like bismuth subsalicylate (e.g., Pepto-Bismol) or loperamide (e.g., Immodium) if they wish to treat mild or moderate travelers' diarrhea; 3) reserve antimicrobial medications for severe cases of travelers' diarrhea; 4) seek health care if they are experiencing diarrhea upon return to the United States or develop diarrhea shortly thereafter; and 5) remain vigilant regarding hygiene practices while ill.
WHEN your shopping list includes Immodium, vinyl gloves, worming tablets and insect repellent, no normS S al week lies ahead.
Even while laid low with a touch of the Windsors she still ploughs on, steely eye and a rictus grin in place, Immodium to hand.
I carry the following medications, all of which are available over the counter: paracetamol as a painkiller and for fever; loperamide (Immodium) for Delhi Belly; an antifungal cream, such as clotrimazole, for athlete's foot and groin itch; and an antihistamine such as chlorpheniramine for when creepy crawlies and mosquitoes are in attendance.
JENSON BUTTON had to use Immodium to get on the podium on Sunday to deprive Sebastian Vettel of adding a second Formula One world title to his Singapore Grand Prix win.