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What is Norimode?
Norimode are tablets which contain the active ingredient loperamide hydrochloride and are an effective form of treatment for diarrhoea.
This medicine is only available if you have a prescription from your doctor and should only be ordered from a registered pharmacy.
You can buy it from a registered pharmacy such as Medicine Direct. We offer a swift delivery and if you place your order before 2pm, we are able to offer next day delivery.
What is Norimode used to treat?
Norimode is used for the treatment of sudden flare ups of acute diarrhoea and longer lasting episodes (chronic diarrhoea) in adults and children over the age of 9 years old. Norimode works by slowing down an over active bowel and eases the symptoms of diarrhoea, allowing you to go about your life as you normally would.
You can only order this medicine if you have been given a prescription by your doctor
Who can take Norimode?
Norimode is a widely prescribed treatment for diarrhoea, but it is not suitable for all sufferers.
If you have any of the below conditions, you should consult your doctor before you start taking Norimode:
- Your diarrhoea is caused by inflammation of the gut as a result of antibiotic treatment
- You have diarrhoea that contains either yellow or green mucus or blood, while also suffering from a fever
- You are suffering from constipation or any other condition that is preventing you from having regular bowel movements
- You have an inflammatory bowel disease such as acute ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Your diarrhoea is caused by an infection of the gut
- You are allergic to loperamide hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients listed
- You have had an allergic reaction to any other medicine you have previously used
If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are currently breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor for more information before you start to use Norimode.
Norimode can also be affected by other medicines. For more information on the particular drugs that can interact with Norimode, please see the Warnings and Drug Interactions tab on this page.
Possible side effects
As with all medicines, taking Norimode does come with the risk of possible undesired effects.
Not everyone will experience an adverse reaction to the medication, and these can often ease off as your body gets used to the drug.
However, you should stop taking Norimode and speak to your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
- You have AIDS and your stomach begins to bloat
- Dry mouth
- Feeling sick
- Being sick
Please note, this list is not exhaustive. For a list of more serious reactions, please refer to the Side Effects tab on this page.
If you have any doubts or concerns, do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start to take this medication.
Never purchase Norimode from anywhere that is not a registered pharmacy. You should not try to purchase it unless you have been prescribed it by your doctor
You should always read the patient information leaflet before you take any medicine. Always follow your doctor's instructions when taking Norimode and any other medicine.
How much Norimode you are instructed to take will depend on your age and the severity of your symptoms.
Do not take this medication for more than 5 days. If you have acute diarrhoea and your symptoms have not improved within 48 hours, go back to your doctor.
Norimode should be swallowed whole and be taken with a glass of water. It does not matter whether you take this medicine with or without food.
The most common dosage for adults is 2 tablets (4mg) to begin with. This will usually be followed by 1 tablet after you begin to notice firmer stools.
However your doctor instructs you to take Norimode tablets, the maximum dose for adults is 8 tablets in a 24 hour period (16mg).
Children aged 9-17 years old will usually be instructed to take 1 tablet initially, which will then be followed by 1 tablet after each loose tool, for a maximum of 5 days.
If your diarrhoea symptoms do not improve after your course of treatment ends, you should go back to the doctors.
What if I forget to take it?
If you forget to take a dose of Norimode, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
If it is almost time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose altogether; take your next scheduled dose and then continue to use the drug as instructed by your doctor.
Never double dose a medicine in order to make up for a missed dose.
If you are taking medication at the same time each day, it can help to set an alarm to remind you to take it.
What if I take more than I am supposed to?
If you take more of this medicine than you should have, you should contact your doctor or go to A&E immediately. Make sure you take your medication with you so that medical professionals are aware of what you have taken and how much you should have taken.
Symptoms of an overdose can be found on the Side Effects tab on this page, take particular note of severe allergic reaction symptoms.
You should never deviate from the prescribed dose your doctor has advised you to take.
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Norimode Side Effects
The more common side effects can be found on the main page for this product.
Not everyone will experience undesired effects from taking this medication, but you should always refer to the information leaflet that will accompany your medication.
In rare instances, it is possible for people taking this medication to experience more serious adverse effects.
You should contact your doctor or call 111 straight away if you experience any of the following reactions to Norimode:
- You lose consciousness
- The pupils in your eyes become smaller
- Abnormally increased muscle tension
- Your tongue has a painful or burning sensation
- Enlargement of the large intestine - this can cause tenderness of the stomach, bloating and constipation
- Bloating of the stomach
- You have a blockage of the bowel
- You have difficulty coordinating movement
- You have a fever
In rare cases, you might experience a severe allergic reaction to the medication and require urgent treatment in a hospital.
If any of the below symptoms occur you should go to A&E or call 999 immediately:
- You have swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat or tongue
- You have tightness in your throat or chest
- You are wheezing
- You have a skin rash that is either peeling, blistering, itchy, red or swollen
- You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
Norimode Warnings and Drug Interactions
Norimode may interact with other medications you are currently taking, either for diarrhoea or any other condition.
You should always make sure you inform your doctor of any other medicine you are already taking, before you start to use Norimode; this includes prescription and non-prescription medicine, supplements, herbal remedies and vitamins.
You should tell your doctor if you are already taking any of the following medicines:
- Diocalm ultra
- Entrocalm diarrhoea relief
This list is not exhaustive. For the full list of medications that may interfere with the effectiveness of Norimode, you should refer to the information leaflet that will come with your medicine.
If you have any concerns or questions at all, we advise you to speak to your doctor for more information.
You should never take this medicine unless it has been given to you on prescription. You should only purchase it from a registered pharmacy such as Medicine Direct. If you order by 2pm, we are able to offer you the option of next day delivery.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are currently breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor for more information before you start to use Norimode
The active ingredient contained in Norimode tablets is loperamide hydrochloride.
Inactive ingredients also used in this medicine are: ludipress, consisting of lactose monohydrate 94% and polyvinylpyrrolidone 6% and magnesium stearate
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- 1 Choose your treatment Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
- 2 Online consultation Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
- 3 Receive your delivery Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.