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If you took pepto bismol can you take imodium the same day?

If you took pepto bismol can you take imodium the same day?

Pepto + Imodium: This should be no problem and often these two drugs are prescribed together. I would recommend that you space each drug as far apart from the other drug as possible. This way the pepto bismol will not interfere with the system absorption of the imodium. ...Read more

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Which of the follow is most effective: pepto bismol, imodium, or kaopectate?

Which of the follow is most effective: pepto bismol, imodium, or kaopectate?

Effective at which?: Kaopectate basically is pepto bismol. Both have bismuth salicylic acid which may have some antibacterial properties. Both are Aspirin products though and cannot be given to children or pregnant women or those otherwise intolerant of aspirin. Immodium does not treat the root cause of the diarrhea but has great stopping power. It wins. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Immodium and Pepto Bismol in terms of anti-diarrhea? Would either help with lower abdominal cramp + minor diarrhea?

Totally different: Imodium's active ingredient is loperamide, which slows down intestinal motility. Pepto-Bismol uses bismuth, which decreases secretions into the intestines. Slowing of the intestines can actually make cramping worse, and make it harder for the body to eliminate a GI infection, but may do a better job of preventing dehydration when vomiting is also present. ...Read more

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Can you take imodium and pepto? I have diarrhea and upset stomach. Thank you

Can you take imodium  and pepto?  I have diarrhea and upset stomach. Thank you

Either, not both: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate), is used to relieve diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, stomach acidity, and nausea. Imodium (loperamide), is used in the treatment of diarrhea. There will seldom be a need for both, but there is no significant interaction that should prevent your taking them together, although generally unnecessary. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I can take pepto or Imodium ad with fluconazole without having a reaction.

I was wondering if I can take pepto or Imodium ad with fluconazole without having a reaction.

It's ok: There should be no interactions between fluconazole and either of these over-the-counter medicines. If you had to choose, I would use Imodium rather than Pepto-Bismol, since it tends to be more effective for diarrhea. If you're having diarrhea, be sure to increase your fluid intake to avoid dehydration. Contact your doctor if it persists. Good luck. ...Read more

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