NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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1 Gastro-intestinal system

1.4 Acute diarrhoea

Rehydration sachets (see section 9.2) should be considered the first-line treatment for acute diarrhoea.

1.4.1 Adsorbents and bulk-forming drugs

1.4.2 Antimotility drugs

Preferred list
LOPERAMIDE (capsules, tablets)

Restrictions: Second line treatment of acute diarrhoea.

Prescribing Notes:

Rehydration sachets (see section 9.2.1) are considered the first line treatment for thacute diarrhoea.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/2159.htm

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