ROCAMID

Composition:

Loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg

Presentation:

Box of 10 blisters x 10 capsules

Indications:

  • Symptomatic treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea.
  • To reduce the volume of stools in patients with an ileostomy.

Dosage:

Adult

Acute diarrhea: initial dose is 4 mg, maintenance dose is 2 mg in 4-6 hours interval for 5 days maximum.

Chronic diarrhea: initial dose is 4 mg, followed by 2 mg after every subsequent loose stool.

Maintenance dose: 4 - 8 mg a day divided into small doses (2 times).

Maximal dose:16 mg a day.

Children: Loperamide is not routinely recommended for children in acute diarrhea.

  • Children 6 - 12 years: 0,08 - 0,24 mg/kg/day, divide into 2 or 3 times.

Or:

  • Children 6 - 8 years: 2 mg, 2 times a day.
  • - Children 8 - 12 years: 2 mg, 3 times a day.

Maitenance dose: 1 mg/10 kg of body weight, only after every subsequent loose stool.

Chronic diarrhea: The dosage is not yet determined.