What are Loperamide Capsules for Dogs and Cats?
- Loperamide is a medication that helps control and and relieve symptoms of diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the bowels and increasing muscle tone to reduce incontinence.
- These Loperamide capsules require a prescription.
- Loperamide is the generic name for Imodium.
Why do cats and dogs use Loperamide?
- If your pet has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease or suffers from acute or chronic diarrhea, your veterinarian may prescribe an anti-diarrheal medication such as Loperamide.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Loperamide?
- If diarrhea continues or if your dog or cat appears listless or develops a fever, call your veterinarian immediately.
- Loperamide can be toxic in some dogs with a certain genetic mutation. The mutation is commonly found in Collies, Shelties, and Australian Shepherds.
How do you use Loperamide?
- Give Loperamide by mouth as directed by your veterinarian.
What is in Loperamide?
- Loperamide is an antidiarrheal agent.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Loperamide is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Loperamide?
- Dogs and cats may use this product for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
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Is lopermide safe for a Cat with diarrhera? All the vet clinics around here are closed for Christmas.?
Extra label use (not consistent with manufacturer instructions) for medications, including over the counter human labeled medications can only be recommended by a veterinarian who has established a valid relationship with your pet. Please speak with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate treatment option for your pet.Verified Answer
dosage for dogs.?
Please contact your veterinarian regarding the correct dosing of this prescription drug in your dog.Verified Answer