Can high dose loperamide be used to reduce stoma output?

Samantha Owen, Principal Pharmacist Critical Evaluation and UKMi Medicines Q&A Lead, Southampton Medicines Advice Service, University Hospital of Southampton NHS Foundation TrustSource UKMi Southampton Medicines Advice ServicePublished

Some patients with a stoma resulting from an ileostomy, jejunostomy or a colostomy, can experience high-volume liquid stoma output.  This Medicines Q&A evaluates the limited information available on the use of high dose loperamide to reduce stoma output.