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A 31-year-old male asked:

will taking imodium (loperamide) cause you to retain water? i took a few doses yesterday, but drank a lot of water today and haven't urinated much. not dehydrated

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No: The main ingredient of Imodium is loperamide. It works by slowing intestinal transit time, which gives the bowels more time to reabsorb water. It does not cause urinary retention. I would recommend that you drink more water if you have noticed a decrease in urine output. Good luck.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2015

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