Please note: this guideline has exceeded its review date and is currently under review by specialists. Exercise caution in the use of the clinical guideline.
|Oral rehydration salts e.g. Dioralyte®||1–2 sachets after every loose motion. Each sachet is reconstituted with 200ml of water.|
|Loperamide||4mg initially followed by 2mg after each loose stool, up to a maximum of 16mg daily.|
Note: If Clostridium difficile is suspected, see here for management. In such cases loperamide is not appropriate.
Guideline reviewed: August 2020
Page last updated: November 2022