Management of Diarrhoea

Therapy Dosing advice
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 last reviewed August 2020