A 81-year-old female asked:
I have taken imodium (loperamide) for 4 days and the diarrhea has stopped for the past 24 hours. is it safe to stop taking it? or should i continue for a while?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Safe to stop: Imodium (loperamide) treats just the diarrhea itself, not what causes the diarrhea. After 4 days, not only is it safe to stop, it's probably recommended to stop to make sure that the underlying cause of the diarrhea has gotten better.
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