Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Diamode
  2. Imodium
  3. Imodium A-D
  4. Imogen
  5. Imotil
  6. Imperim
  7. Kaodene A-D
  8. Kao-Paverin Caps


Loperamide is used to control and relieve the symptoms of acute diarrhea. It is also used to treat chronic diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Loperamide helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines.

Loperamide is also used to decrease the amount of drainage in patients who have ileostomies.

Loperamide capsules are available over-the counter or with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Solution
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Suspension
  • Liquid