Loperamide slows down muscle contractions in the walls of the intestine. By decreasing the flow of fluids and electrolytes into the bowel system and slowing the movements of the bowel Loperamide decreases the number of bowel moments.1
The diagram below shows the 3D molecular structure of Loperamide.
- 1Loperamide. MedlinePlus. 2016. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682280.html