Loperamide: From antidiarrheal to analgesic


  • Rakesh Kumar, MSc, PhD




loperamide, analgesia, animal models of pain


Loperamide, an antidiarrheal drug has been observed to produce analgesia in animal models of pain. However, the exact mechanism underlying loperamide analgesia needs further studies.

Author Biography

Rakesh Kumar, MSc, PhD

Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India.


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How to Cite

Kumar, MSc, PhD, R. (2013). Loperamide: From antidiarrheal to analgesic. Journal of Opioid Management, 9(4), 301–302. https://doi.org/10.5055/jom.2013.0172



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