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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take imodium (loperamide) after gallbladder removed?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Likely: Recent surgery? If persistent diarrhea may need evaluation. Usually safe medication.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Codeine is similar: The Codeine you are currently taking has similar effects on slowing your bowel.Taking both may lead to constipation.
Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
YES: When the gall bladder is removed, it is common to get loose stools as the body is trying to adjust to the changes. Most resolve on their own as the body adjusts. Some require antidiarrheals such as immodium. A rare few require medicine to bind the bile acids. The bile that is coming into the digestive system is what causes the loose stools. If it doesn't resolve, talk to your dr about an rx.

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