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Is It Safe to Take Loperamide Long Term to Control Diarrhea?

How safe is it to control diarrhea with loperamide for an indefinite period of time? The information in this fact sheet was adapted from the Clinical Corner Section of Digestive Health Matters, 2009; vol. 18. No. 2. Questions and answers in IFFGD’s Clinical Corner are available free online to IFFGD members.

Topics: Clinical Corner, Diarrhea, loose stools, Fact Sheet, Treatment

About the Author

  • Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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