Can high dose loperamide be used to reduce stoma output? As far as I can see from my research there are no reasons not to use it in this way, long-term. Genetics Home Reference related topics: Through their regular controls in the stoma clinic. Some patients with a stoma resulting from an ileostomy, jejunostomy or a colostomy, can experience high-volume liquid stoma output.
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Yes it's a strange one. October Additional relevant MeSH terms: Has anyone else with a stoma used Loperamide in this way?
Arms Assigned Interventions Active Comparator: I know the proper bowel movements are said to be fairly normal with temp loop stomas - but these were very frequent and made me feel unwell. It is best to take loperamide half an hour before a meal, this will help to slow down the usual gut activity that is stimulated by eating. The study is a clinical blinded randomized crossover study. Loperamide is a very safe drug which is not addictive.
The effect of Loperamide will be evaluated against Placebo in relation to the following parameters:. Start with one tab before breakfast each day and see how that works for you.
Antisecretory drugs The gastric acid secretion often increases stoma output. Evidence type Guidance and Policy 8. More Information Responsible Party: No Criteria Inclusion Criteria:. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.
Told to stop cap tablets early - and then finally the diarrhoea cleared.
This means the body has more time in which to absorb fluid and nutrients from the food and drinks you take. Specialist Pharmacy Service - 02 April Specialist Pharmacy Service - 05 August Eligibility Information from the National Library of Medicine Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision.
I've found from having diarrhoea last week was how much more manageable by stoma bag was with just a 4mg dose of Loperamide.