The Lomotil is the mark of a drug having an active principle: loperamide . It is administered orally and is used, above all, for the treatment of diarrhea.
However, it should not be used for diarrhea caused by different types of infections . In addition, its use is discouraged in children under 6 years of age due to a greater risk of presenting serious side effects, such as those that we will discuss below.
Why does diarrhea occur?
Diarrhea is frequent passing of loose or loose stools. It is a clinical picture that does not usually last long and improves on its own. It is also common for it to occur due to an intestinal infection caused by viruses or bacteria.
However, it can also be the consequence of a diet high in sugars, a food allergy, lactose intolerance or other intestinal problems; such as celiac disease or inflammatory diseases.