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A 36-year-old member asked:

If i just took one pill of imodium, (loperamide) will it work?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 years experience
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 it is successful. It works by slowing down gut squeezing in both the large and small intestine, decreases the amount of fluid put into the bowel, limits the amount of gas created, and even helps tighten up the anus to keep the bowel from leaking out the end.
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