As your Internet Pharmacy, PharmacyKwik can offer a wide range of services and facilities for you and your family.

We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines. We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and an efficient wholesaler service to enable us to fill all prescriptions promptly.

Repeat Dispensing
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Ask us for more information about this service.

Medicine Containers
All medicines are dispensed in child resistant containers unless you ask us not to.

Please remember: Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Our pharmacist can advise you on safe storage of medicines.

NHS Unwanted Medicines Service
Please return all unwanted medicines to the pharmacy where we will dispose of them safely.

NHS Health Advice and Self-Care
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments. We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking or healthy diets. Self Care information is also available on our user friendly website: We can also direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.

Patient Medication Records
Our computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems, such as interactions between medicines and will help us deal with any queries you may have.

We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality. If you want to discuss the records we keep, please ask to speak to the pharmacist.

We provide the above NHS services on behalf of:
NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group
21 Silver Street,
Bury, BL9 0EN
Tel: 0161 762 3100

Other Services:

Repeat Prescription Service
We offer a repeat prescription service. Please ask our pharmacist for further details about this.

Medicines Sales
We stock a vast range of over the counter medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements and other health & beauty products, please visit for further information.

Holiday Healthcare
We can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malaria treatments. We also stock a range of sun care creams, bite and sting relief creams, flight socks and over the counter travel sickness remedies.

We also provide Care Home Services, Home Delivery Services and a Gluten Free Food Supply Service. Please email or call to discuss these NHS enhanced services.

Private Prescriptions
We can dispense private prescriptions as prescribed by your doctor. Please email or call our team on: 0161 773 1456 with details of your prescription for more information including up to date prices.

If you would like any more information about any of the services mentioned in this leaflet, please call us on free phone 0800 023 2295 or email

Comments, Suggestions, Complaints and Compliments
Our aim is to give the highest possible standard of service. We would like you to tell us what you think about the service we provide at this pharmacy.

If you have any suggestions, comments or complaints please speak to a member of staff either by calling PharmacyKwik on 0800 023 2295 or alternatively you can email is on

We welcome any general comments about the services we provide and any suggestions of ways in which we can improve our services to you.

We operate a complaints procedure as part of the NHS system for dealing with complaints. Our system meets national criteria. Our Pharmacist will give you further information.

You may also seek advice from the local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). PALS are not part of the complaints procedure itself but they might be able to resolve your concerns informally or they can tell you more about the complaints procedure and independent complaints advocacy services:

Patient Advice and Liason Service (PALS):
Care of The Patient Services Team,
Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit,
St. James House, Pendleton Way,
Salford, M6 5FW

An independent complaints advocacy service (ICAS) is available to provide advice and support for people who wish to complain about the NHS. Please use the telephone number below to get in touch with ICAS or for further information:

Tel: 0808 802 3000

Our staff work extremely hard to provide you with the best possible service. Please treat them with the courtesy and respect they deserve.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide services to individuals who act in a violent, threatening or aggressive manner.

When we are closed:
When this pharmacy is closed, for any health problem advice and details of other health services, contact NHS Direct, 24 hours a day.

Call 111 or visit:

Rear Unit, 56 Parksway,
Prestwich, Manchester,
M25 0JB
Tel: 0161 773 1456

GPhC Premises Registration Number: 1116209

OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm | Saturday: 9am – 7pm
This pharmacy is owned by: Allbro’s Pharmacy Ltd.

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Loperamide Capsules 2mg (30 Capsules) by Generic Manufacturer
Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Capsules (30 Capsules) - Generic equivalent of Imodium   Loperamide acts on opioid receptors that are found in the muscle lining...

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Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg Capsules (30 Capsules) - Generic equivalent of Imodium


Loperamide acts on opioid receptors that are found in the muscle lining the walls of the intestines. By acting on these receptors, loperamide reduces the muscular contractions of the intestine (peristalsis) that move food and faecal matter through the gut.


Loperamide therefore reduces the speed at which the gut contents are pushed through the intestines. This allows more time for water and electrolytes to be reabsorbed from the gut contents back into the body, and results in firmer and stools that are passed less frequently. Loperamide is therefore used to treat acute (sudden and short-lived) episodes of watery diarrhoea, and can be bought without a prescription for this purpose.


(The BRAND you receive MAY differ from the brand pictured as this is a generic product). 

How to take Diarrhoea Relief - Loperamide Capsules:

Adults and children aged 12 and over, to treat sudden short-lived (acute) diarrhoea:

  • Take TWO capsules, with water, to begin with and then ONE capsule after each episode of diarrhoea. Never take more than 8 capsules in any 24 hour period.
  • If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 24 hours, you should consult your doctor.


To treat episodes of diarrhoea associated with Irritable bowel syndrome:

  • If you know you suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome, take two capsules to control an episode of diarrhoea.
  • Further episodes may be controlled by taking 1 or 2 capsules according to severity, up to a maximum of 8 capsules a day.
  • If your symptoms change or if your acute symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, consult your doctor.



Do not use Diarrohea Relief - Loperamide Capsules: If you are allergic to loperamide or any other ingredients in this product In children under the age of 12 If your doctor has told you that you have a condition where slowing of the stomach or intestine should be avoided.

For example:

Constipation, Bloated tummy (particularly in children with sever dehydration or AIDS patients) Inflammation of the bowel (e.g. any form of colitis ) Loperamide should not be used on its own in acute dysentery, the symptoms of which may include blood in your stools and a high temperature. Patients aged under 12 years should not receive loperamide capsules unless prescribed by a doctor. If in doubt about any of the above, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Caution when taking this medicine:

If you suffer from liver disease, tell your doctor before taking any loperamide. You may need to be closely supervised during treatment and the dosage may have to be altered. Loperamide only treats the symptoms of diarrhoea. When you have diarrhoea, your body loses large amounts of fluid and salts. You should therefore replace this lost fluid by taking more liquids than you normally would.

Your pharmacist may also recommended that you use a special powder containing sugar and salts (known as oral rehydration therapy) to help your body replace the fluid and salts lost during diarrhoea. If your diarrhoea lasts for more than 24 hours, see your doctor. If your are taking loperamide to control episodes of diarrhoea associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosed by your doctor, you should return to him/her if the pattern of your symptoms changes. Also if your diarrhoea symptoms persist for more then two weeks, such as there is a need for continuous treatment during this time, then you should consult to your doctor.

Pregnancy: If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, you should talk to your doctor who will decide if you can take loperamide. Breast Feeding: Do not take loperamide if you are breast feeding as small amounts of medicine may get into your milk. You should talk to your doctor about suitable treatment. Other medicines: Always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about taking any other medicines as you should not take any other antidiarrhoeal preparations whilst taking loperamide except for oral rehydration therapy. Driving or operating machinery: Use caution when driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy, tired or sleepy after taking loperamide. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use.



Each Diarrohoea Relief capsule contains: 2 mg loperamide hydrochloride as the active ingredient.


Side effects:

Possible side effects whilst taking Diarrohea Relief - Loperamide Capsules: It is very rare to experience the following symptoms after taking Loperamide: tummy cramps, feeling sick, vomiting, indigestion, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and skin reactions, including nettlerash. Allergic reactions to Loperamide are very rare. An allergic reaction can be recognised, for instance, by skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or swollen face. If any of these signs occurs, stop taking Loperamide and see your doctor. Sever bloated tummy or stoppage of bowel activity or difficulty urinating (passing water) have been reported. If this should occur, stop taking Loperamide and contact your doctor. If your medicine affects you in any other way, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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