Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • On Formulary
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Shared Care
  • Hospital Only
  • Under Review
  • New on System

1.4.2 Antimotility drugs

Notes:
1. A diagnosis of the cause of diarrhoea should be made before starting symptomatic treatment and acute prescriptions should be restricted to 12 loperamide capsules or 20 codeine tablets.
2. Diarrhoea should normally be managed with electrolyte replacement only. Anti-motility drugs should be restricted to short term use only.
3. The maximum dosage for loperamide is 16mg daily (8 capsules).
4. Codeine has addictive properties and should be reserved for short courses unless specialist involvement

Please note, sample information has been entered into Chapters 1 and 2 only and although fairly clinically accurate, it is not guaranteed. The information was entered during April and May 2017 and drugs will have subsequently been randomly added during telephone demonstrations.

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