Q. Does Eldoper cause dizziness and weakness?

Answered by
Dr. Sugreev Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 07, 2021

Hi doctor,

My mom has diarrhea for the last three weeks. She is on antibiotics. Yesterday morning she took capsule Eldoper as well. After taking Eldoper, she did not pass stools in the previous 36 hours. Today she was feeling sleepy all the time (and weak as well). Ten days back, she had done a blood and stool test, and there were 3 to 4 pus cells per hpf in her stool. Will this create a severe issue? Why was she feeling sleepy or dizzy the whole day?



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Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Your mother is feeling dizzy and sleepy due to loss of fluids. When there is diarrhea, the body loses all the fluids, and the patient experiences dehydration, due to which severe weakness occurs. So this is the reason for her dizzy and sleepy feeling. In such cases, IV (intravenous) fluids will be given for rehydration. I would recommend you to provide her with more liquids such as water and juice so that the body will get enough fluids and get back to normal. Can you please tell me how many times she had diarrhea?

Thanks for the reply, doctor,

She had diarrhea before the last thirty-six hours. After taking Eldoper, she did not have diarrhea, but she is feeling dizzy. Does Eldoper create any side effects?



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Yes, feeling dizzy is a possible side effect of Eldoper (Loperamide Hydrochloride). Is she passing gas? I would suggest you give high fiber diets such as banana or papaya. It will help her to pass stool. If you have any more queries, please revert soon. Thank you.

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