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Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
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How long does imodium multi symptom relief work in your system for?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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How long does imodium multi symptom relief work in your system for?

Depends: In adults, Imodium can be taken up to four times a day, for two days, for the managment of diarrhea. It will likely remain in your system for at least a half-day but the effects of this drug are not the same in all people. Some people require taking this medication after each loose bowel movement (up to four times a day), while others may not need such a high dose. ...Read more

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Imodium (Definition)

Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


Garrett Caldwell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How does imodium actually work, anyway? How bad can it be to overdose?

Garrett Caldwell
Board Certified, Family Medicine
4 years in practice
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How does imodium actually work, anyway?  How bad can it be to overdose?

Imodium: Imodium anti-diarrheals are actually a drug called loperamide. This drug acts on the walls of the gut inhibiting their movement and increasing the tone in the sphincter muscle of your anus. This causes your feces to stop moving in your gut allowing your body to absorb more of the water. The drug is fairly safe, however large overdosing can cause constipation, paralytic ileus or toxic megacolon. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Board Certified, Periodontics
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Imodium 2mg capsules what is it for?

Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Board Certified, Periodontics
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Imodium 2mg capsules what is it for?

Diarrhea : I is used to treat diarrhea.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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How long can I take imodium for.?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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How long can I take imodium for.?

Usually 1-3 days: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear her bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while her body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For anything more than mild symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Expired Imodium by two years does it still work?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Maybe,maybe not: It is likely weaker than a preparation still in date, but it might provide some benefit if you are in need and unable to replace it with meds that are in date. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Lambe
Board Certified, Travel Medicine
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If i just took one pill of imodium, will it work?

Dr. Mary Lambe
Board Certified, Travel Medicine
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If i just took one pill of imodium, will it work?

It Can: If your diarrhea is mild enough, one dose of Imodium can slow your bowels down. With imodium, 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Lambe
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How long does imodium take to leave your system?

Dr. Mary Lambe
Board Certified, Travel Medicine
40 years in practice
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How long does imodium take to leave your system?

About 3 days: Most of it passes--yes as you would expect--through the bowels. 10 % is excreted through the kidneys. After a single 4 mg dose, it takes approximately 3 days to clear through the body, essentially unchanged. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have been taking imodium pills regularly since 2010. Is this bad for you?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have been taking imodium pills regularly since 2010. Is this bad for you?

Not a good idea: Taking immodium for that long time is not a good idea as you may be masking some chronic gastrointestinal condition and may need to be investigated and diagnosed.Iwill consult youe doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What are the signs of imodium overdose?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How fast does imodium work?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Within 2to4 hours: It start to work within 2to4 hours. ...Read more

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