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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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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