FAQs

What is Vaprino™ A-D?

Vaprino™ A-D is an anti-diarrheal medication used to control the symptoms of diarrhea, including travelers’ diarrhea.

How does Vaprino™ A-D work? 

Vaprino™ A-D anti-diarrheal caplets provide effective relief of diarrhea by slowing the muscle contractions in the small intestines, thereby increasing the time taken by food to pass through the gastrointestinal tract. This allows the small intestine more time to absorb fluid and nutrients from food and results in firmer stools that are passed less often.

Who can take Vaprino™ A-D? 

Vaprino™ A-D can be used to treat acute diarrhea in adults and children aged 6 or over.

How is Vaprino™ A-D taken? 

  • Adults and children 12 years and older (> 95 lbs): Take 2 caplets after the first loose bowel movement and take 1 caplet after each subsequent loose bowel movement. No more than 4 caplets a day for no more than 2 days.
  • Children 9-11 years old (60-95 lbs): Take 1 caplet after the first loose bowel movement and take ½ caplet after each subsequent loose bowel movement. No more than 3 caplets a day for no more than 2 days.

  • Children 6-8 years old (48-59 lbs): Take 1 caplet after the first loose bowel movement and take ½ caplet after each subsequent loose bowel movement. No more than 2 caplets a day for no more than 2 days.

  • Children under 6 years old (up to 47 lbs): Consult a physician. This product is not intended for use in children under 6 years old.

Stop use and contact a physician if diarrhea lasts for more than 2 days. 

It is advised to drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration, which may accompany diarrhea.

Can I crush or cut Vaprino™ A-D caplets?

Yes. Vaprino™ A-D caplets are not coated and, if needed, can be crushed or cut on the score mark at the center of the caplet.

Do I have to take Vaprino™ A-D with food?

Vaprino™ A-D can be taken with or without food.
It is advised to drink plenty of clear fluids to help prevent dehydration, which may accompany diarrhea.

Is Vaprino™ A-D also suitable for children? 

Vaprino™ A-D is only approved for the treatment of acute diarrhea in children aged 6 years or over.

Where can I buy Vaprino™ A-D?

   

Can I also buy Vaprino™ A-D outside the US?

Vaprino™ A-D (Loperamide HCl) is available only in the US. Remember to pack Vaprino™ A-D as part of your travel medications, so that you have an effective diarrhea medicine on hand if acute diarrhea occurs while traveling.

Can I take Vaprino™ A-D during pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding?

We recommend you consult with your healthcare professional before taking Vaprino™ A-D if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Why is the use of Vaprino™ A-D limited to two days? 

In self-medication, the use of Vaprino™ A-D is limited to a maximum of two days, in order not to conceal more serious diseases that manifest themselves in the symptoms of diarrhea.

Can I take Vaprino™ A-D if I have a medical condition or if I take prescription medications?

We recommend you speak directly with your healthcare professional about other medications you may be taking, including prescription medications, over the counter medications (OTC), and/or dietary supplements.

How should I store Vaprino™ A-D?

It is recommended to store Vaprino™ A-D at controlled room temperature 68°F - 77°F (20°C - 25°C).

Is Vaprino™ A-D available as a liquid?

No. Vaprino™ A-D is available only as a caplet.

Now that I have taken Vaprino™ A-D and my diarrhea is resolved, how long should I expect to wait for a normal bowel movement?

The first bowel movement is expected to occur approximately 2 days after taking a 4 mg dose of Vaprino™ A-D.