Definition of loperamide in English:


Line breaks: lo¦pera|mide
Pronunciation: /ləʊˈpɛrəmʌɪd


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic drug of the opiate class which inhibits peristalsis and is used to treat diarrhoea.
More example sentences
  • Effective antidiarrhoeal drugs such as loperamide and diphenoxylate can be used when necessary.
  • Empiric treatment of traveler's diarrhea with antibiotics and loperamide is effective and often limits symptoms to one day.
  • But treatment with an antibiotic and loperamide often can cure you within 24 hours.


1970s: probably from (ch)lo(ro-) + (pi)per(idine) + amide.

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