A rare case of Loperamide toxicity in a neonate

Venkatmurthy M, Balaji M D, Sneha M


loperamide hydrochloride is indicated for the control and symptomatic relief of acute nonspecific diarrhea and of chronic diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Its use in paediatric age group less than 12 years is not recommended. Toxicity with therapeutic dose has been reported to cause urinary retention, paralytic ileus, respiratory depression due to CNS depression in infants and toddlers.

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