[Clinical results with loperamide in the treatment of chronic diarrhoea of varied aetiology (author's transl)].


19 consecutive patients admitted with severe chronic diarrhoea which had failed to respond to standard therapeutic regimen were treated with 4 to 8 mg of loperamide daily for up to 50 weeks. A marked improvement was achieved in 13 out of the 19 patients (68%). The best results were observed in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Patients… (More)