Compare to the active ingredient in lmodium® A-D. The active ingredient in GoodSense® Anti-Diarrheal is Loperamide HCI 2 mg and may be used to control symptoms of diarrhea (including Travelers’ Diarrhea) in adults and children 6 years and over.
GoodSense® Anti-Diarrheal is a gluten-free product that comes in small, easy-to-swallow caplets.
What is Diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a loose and watery bowel movement, and very common as many people may have it once or twice a year. Usually not serious, it will typically last two or three days and is normally treated with an over-the-counter medication.
Osmotic: This type of diarrhea is due to water being drawn into the bowel from the body due to something in the bowel itself. A common cause of this is sorbitol, a sugar substitute, which is not absorbed by the body. Instead it draws water from the body causing the stool to be loose and watery.
Secretory: The body releases water into the body when it shouldn’t, causing diarrhea. Infections and drugs may be the cause of secretory diarrhea.
Exudative: Blood and pus are present in this type of diarrhea, which occurs with diseases such as Crohn’s disease, some infections, and ulcerative colitis.
Uncomplicated (non-serious): Cramps or bloating of the abdomen, urgency to have a bowel movement, watery, thin, or loose stools and vomiting are some of the symptoms.
Complicated: In addition to the symptoms of uncomplicated diarrhea, fever, blood or mucus in the stool and weight loss can occur with this type of diarrhea and may be a sign of a serious illness.
Active ingredient (in each caplet): Loperamide HCl 2 mg.
Inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, carnauba wax, D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue no. 1 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch.
Adults and children 12 years and over: 2 caplets after the first loose stool; 1 caplet after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 4 caplets in 24 hours.
Children 9-11 years (60-95 lbs): 1 caplet after the first loose stool; 1/2 caplet after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 3 caplets in 24 hours.
Children 6-8 years (48-59 lbs): 1 caplet after the first loose stool; 1/2 caplet after each subsequent loose stool; but no more than 2 caplets in 24 hours.
Children under 6 years (up to 47 lbs): ask a doctor.