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how long for imodium to work

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Depends: In adults, Imodium (loperamide) can be taken up to four times a day, for two days, for the managment of diarrhea. It will likely remain in your system ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Not recommended: Taking imodium (loperamide) daily could eventually lead to constipation, obstruction and severe digestive problems. Finding out more information by re ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Within 2to4 hours: It start to work within 2to4 hours.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually 1-3 days: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear her bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: It is likely weaker than a preparation still in date, but it might provide some benefit if you are in need and unable to replace it with meds that are ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
About 3 days: Most of it passes--yes as you would expect--through the bowels. 10 % is excreted through the kidneys. After a single 4 mg dose, it takes approximately ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
It Can: If your diarrhea is mild enough, one dose of Imodium (loperamide) can slow your bowels down. With imodium, (loperamide) you know within two hours if i ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Not: Best not to use any type of expired medications!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
9 years experience Family Medicine
Imodium (loperamide): Imodium anti-diarrheals are actually a drug called loperamide. This drug acts on the walls of the gut inhibiting their movement and increasing the to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: They both contain the same active ingredient. Usually generics are as effective as brand name drugs.

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