NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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1 Gastro-intestinal system

1.4 Acute diarrhoea

Rehydration sachets (see section 9.2) should be considered the first-line treatment for acute diarrhoea.

1.4.1 Adsorbents and bulk-forming drugs

1.4.2 Antimotility drugs

Preferred list
LOPERAMIDE (capsules, tablets)

Restrictions: Second line treatment of acute diarrhoea.

Prescribing Notes:

Rehydration sachets (see section 9.2.1) are considered the first line treatment for thacute diarrhoea.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/2159.htm

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1.4.3 Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhoea

Total Formulary


The treatment of carcinoid syndrome diarrhoea in combination with somatostatin analogue therapy in adults is restricted to specialist use in accordance with regional protocol in patients who experience an average of four or more bowel motions per day, despite receiving somatostatin analogue therapy.

Prescribing Notes:

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