Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Diatabs 2 mg Capsule
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
- For symptomatic relief of acute diarrhea
Adult dose: Take 2 caps initially followed by 1 cap after each loose bowel movement
Or, as directed by a doctor
Maximum dose is 16 mg (8 caps) per day. Do not use for more than 5 days
Discontinue if there is no improvement after 2 days
- For symptomatic relief of chronic diarrhea
Adult dose: Take 2 caps initially followed by 1 cap after each loose bowel movement until
1 to 2 stools per day is obtained
Then reduce loperamide dose to meet individual requirements. When the optimal daily dosage has been established, administer this amount as a single dose or in divided doses. Or, as directed by a doctor
Average dialy maintenance dose: Take 2 to 4 caps/day up to a maximum of 8 caps/day (16 mg/day)
If no clinical improvement is observed after treatment with 8 caps/day (16 mg/day) for at least 10 days, symptoms are unlikely to be controlled by further administration.
Last Update: Aug 1, 2011