Dimor Comp 2mg/125mg Loperamide Hydrochloride/Dimethicone Tablets
1. What Is Dimor Comp, And What Is It Used For?
The tablets are used to treat short-term attacks of diarrhea when it occurs with stomach cramps, bloating, and gas in the intestine.
The tablets contain loperamide hydrochloride, which helps reduce diarrhea by slowing down an overactive gut. It also helps the body absorb more water and salts from the gut.
The tablets also contain dimethicone, which breaks down the gas trapped in the intestine and causes stomach cramps and bloating.
Loperamide hydrochloride and dimethicone (simethicone) contained in Dimor Comp may also be approved for treating other conditions not mentioned in this product information.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare professional for further questions, and always follow their instructions.
2. What You Need To Know Before Taking Dimor Comp?
Do Not Take Dimor Comp:
- If you are a child under 12 years of age.
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to loperamide hydrochloride, simethicone, or any of the other ingredients of the tablets (see section 6).
- If you have a high fever (above 38 ° C) or blood in the stool.
- If you have a relapse of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
- If you have severe diarrhea after taking antibiotics.
- If you are constipated, or your stomach seems swollen.
Warnings And Cautions:
- Talk to a doctor or pharmacist:
- Dimor Comp only treats the symptom of diarrhea. In some cases, the cause of your diarrhea may require treatment. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.
- If you have severe diarrhea, r body loses more fluid, sugar, and salts than normal. You need to replace the fluid by drinking more fluid than usual. Ask your pharmacy staff about special powder products that replace sugar and salts.
- If you have AIDS and your stomach swells, stop taking the tablets immediately and contact your doctor.
- If you have liver disease, consult your doctor before using the tablets. Some of the side effects can be more bothersome.
- Do not take this medicine for any purpose other than its intended use (see section 1), and never take more than the recommended dose (see section 3). Severe heart problems (with symptoms such as fast or irregular heartbeat) have been reported in patients who have taken too much loperamide, one of the active ingredients in Dimor Comp.
Other Medicines And Dimor Comp:
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, as Dimor medicine may or may not affect you.
- In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any of the following medicines:
- Quinidine (used to treat abnormal heart rhythms or malaria )
- Itraconazole or ketoconazole ( antifungal )
- Gemfibrozil (used to treat high cholesterol )
- Ritonavir (used to treat HIV – infection and AIDS )
- Desmopressin (used to treat diabetes insipidus and bedwetting)
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, And Fertility:
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or plan to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Do not take this medicine if you are breast-feeding, as small amounts of the medicine may pass into the milk. Talk to your doctor about appropriate treatment.
Driving And Using machines
This medicine may make you feel dizzy, tired, or drowsy. If you notice this, do not drive or use any machines.
You are responsible for assessing whether you can drive a motor vehicle or perform work requiring increased attention. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and side effects.
Descriptions of these effects and side effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
- Dimor Comp contains sodium.
- This medicine contains less than 1 mmol (23 mg) sodium per tablet, i.e., it is essentially ‘sodium-free.’
3. How To Take Dimor Comp?
Dimor comp tablet uses
- Always take this medicine as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
- For oral use (taken by mouth).
- Swallow the tablet whole with liquid.
- The breaker can only help you split the tablet if you have difficulty swallowing it whole.
Use for adults over 18 years of age.
- Take two tablets as a starting dose and one tablet after each loose stool. Never take more than 4 tablets in one day. If you do not feel better after two days, stop taking the tablets and consult a doctor.
Use for young people between 12 and 18 years.
- Take one tablet as a starting dose and then one tablet after each loose stool. Never take more than 4 tablets in one day. If you do not feel better after two days, stop taking the tablets and consult a doctor.
Use for children
- Do not give the tablets to children under 12 years of age.
If You Take More Dimor Comp Than You Should:
If you have ingested too much medicine or if, e.g., If a child has inadvertently ingested the medicine, contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center immediately for risk assessment and advice.
Symptoms may include:
- Increased heart rate
- Irregular heartbeat
- Changes in a heartbeat (these symptoms can potentially have serious, life-threatening consequences)
- Muscle stiffness
- Uncoordinated movements
- Difficulty urinating
- Poor breathing
Children react more strongly than adults to large amounts of dimor medicine. Contact a doctor immediately if a child has ingested too much of the medicine or has any of the above symptoms.
If You Forget To Take Dimor Comp:
- Take one tablet after the next loose stool.
- Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any further questions about using this product.
4. Possible Dimor Comp Side Effects:
This medicine can cause side effects like all medicines, although not everybody gets them. If you get any of the following side effects, stop using the medicine and seek medical advice immediately:
Allergic reactions including:
- Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Unexplained wheezing
- Shortness of breath accompanied by skin rash
If you get any of the following side effects, stop using this medicine and talk to your doctor:
Other side effects that may occur
Common side effects (less than 1 patient in 10 but more than 1 in 100 get these):
- Nausea, or a changed experience of how certain things tast
Uncommon side effects (less than 1 patient in 100 but more than 1 in 1,000 get these):
Other side effects:
- Unconsciousness, or decreased consciousness
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information.
5. How To Store Dimor Comp?
- Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the blister and carton. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
- No special storage instructions.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents Of The Packaging And Other Information:
- The active substances are Loperamide hydrochloride (2 mg per tablet) and simethicone (measured as 125 mg dimethicone per tablet).
- The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycolate, hypromellose (E464), povidone (E2101), calcium phosphate (E341), mannitol (E421), and magnesium stearate (E572).
What The Medicine Looks Like And The Contents Of The Pack?
- The tablets are white to off-white capsule-shaped tablets with “LO-SI” debossed on one side and “2” and “125” debossed on the other side, on either side of a breaker.
- Each pack contains 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, or 16 tablets in blister strips.
- Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Nordic Drugs AB
Box 300 35
200 61 Limhamn
Laboratories Alcala Farma, SL
Avenida de Madrid 82
28802 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Disphar International BV
7255 PZ Hengelo (Gld)
This medicinal product is authorized under the European Economic Area under the names:
NL: Losibere 2 mg / 125mg, tablets
SE: Dimor Comp 2 mg / 125 mg tablets