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Should I take Imodium for travellers diarrhea? Antibiotics?

Should I take Imodium for travellers diarrhea? Antibiotics?

Only if sick!: Antibiotics would not be advised unless you know what you've got, usually avoid antibiotics with Salmonella gastrenteritis ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can you take Imodium for antibiotic induced diarrhea?

Can you take Imodium for antibiotic induced diarrhea?

Antibiotic diarrhea: No. Test for C difficile a bacteria associated with antibiotic induced diarrhea. If c diff treat with Flagyl/ vancomycin. Consider changing medication or stopping the med. Sometimes metamucil may also give bulk (even though it is used for constipation) as it absorbs water. Keep hydrated. Call your doc today and discuss ...Read more

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Should a patient take imodium (loperamide) ad in conjunction with antibiotics, while being diagnosed with c. Difficile?

Should a patient take imodium (loperamide) ad in conjunction with antibiotics, while being diagnosed with c. Difficile?

NO: Imodium (loperamide) or Lomotil cause retention of the c. Difficile toxin and worse injury to the colon. They can cause toxic mega colon and death and should never be used when c. Difficile is suspected. ...Read more

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Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea, no matter the cause. ...Read more

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I am on augmentim for 10 days for a sinus infection and have had diarrhea, is it ok to take Imodium (loperamide) while on this antibiotic?

I am on augmentim for 10 days for a sinus infection and have had diarrhea, is it ok to take Imodium (loperamide) while on this antibiotic?

C.difficile needs Rx: C.difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor may help as probiotic, but a prescription therapy may be needed. Get eval ...Read more

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I was given amoxicillin/K clav tabs for a sinus infection - two days left of antibiotics, diarrhea for three days straight. Can I take Imodium (loperamide)?

I was given amoxicillin/K clav tabs for a sinus infection - two days left of antibiotics, diarrhea for three days straight. Can I take Imodium (loperamide)?

Depends: If the Diarrhoea is minimal (like 2-3 loose stills) then I wld do nothing more. If the Diarrhoea is significant (6-10 stools) then I wld recommend talking to the prescribing doctor and if your symptoms are almost gone then wld recommend stopping the antibiotic after discussing with him. Another option wld be to take some probiotics. I wld avoid Imodium (loperamide) unless u have no choice. ...Read more

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Why does it tell you to ask your doctor about taking imodium (loperamide) if you're on antibiotics? I am on antibiotics currently.

Why does it tell you to ask your doctor about taking imodium (loperamide) if you're on antibiotics? I am on antibiotics currently.

Infection in gut!: Because if you have an infection in your gut you want all of the bugs and infectious
products to get out of your body. You do not want it to stay inside. ...Read more

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I was very ill and went to the doctor. He did not say the diagnosis but prescribed the following: antibiotics, zofer, imodium, (loperamide) scopex. What's it for?

I was very ill and went to the doctor. He did not say the diagnosis but prescribed the following: antibiotics, zofer, imodium, (loperamide) scopex. What's it for?

Antibiotics: None of these medications is an antibiotic. One is used to inhibit vomiting, one to try and stop diarrhea and the last is used to treat spasm of the stomach. Cannot imagine that these were not discussed with you or that the doctor did not entertain a diagnosis. You might want to go back ; establish better communication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant non-stop diarrhea? My doctor just prescribes imodium (loperamide) and antibiotics hoping it will stop. Imodium (loperamide) doesn't even work anymore.

Why do I have constant non-stop diarrhea? My doctor just prescribes imodium (loperamide) and antibiotics hoping it will stop. Imodium (loperamide) doesn't even work anymore.

Stool Testing: This is not normal. One must seek out the cause of the problem. This is done with both cultures and other studies of the stool and through examination such as colonoscopy done by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I have finished taking my antibiotics and I now have diarrhea, can I take immodium a-d?

I have finished taking my antibiotics and I now have diarrhea, can I take immodium a-d?

No: Diarrhea after antibiotics is common. It should go away by itself in 2 days. If it lasts beyond 3 days with severe abdominal pain or at any point you have a new fever, bloody watery stool, or are unable to stay hydrated, it’s best to report to your doctor / urgent care right away. Imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea from antibiotics can be toxic; better to take a probiotic (some yogurts contain them). ...Read more

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Is it ok to give immodium to stop antibiotic induced diarrhea in a child with a g-tube?

Is it ok to give immodium to stop antibiotic induced diarrhea in a child with a g-tube?

No: Immodium may slow the diarrhea but keeps any toxins inside. Have her/him assessed for a stool sample and G tube or IV fluids now. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you take pepto and imodium (loperamide)?

Can you take pepto and imodium (loperamide)?

Stomach meds: You should be able to take both. Pepto is like an antacid and Imodium (loperamide) is an antispasmodic to relax the gut. ...Read more

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Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

No interaction found: Hyoscine butylbromide, also known as scopolamine butylbromide and sold under the brandname Buscopan, is a medication used to treat crampy abdominal pain, renal colic, and bladder spasms. No interaction was found between this product (which is unavailable in America) with loperamide. Reference: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1482-0, 2048-1336 ...Read more

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Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

Not recommended: Using loperamide together with promethazine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness. Ref. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1483-12626, 1949-1259 ...Read more

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I have taken Imodium, I feel very nauseous can I take Maxolon?

I have taken Imodium, I feel very nauseous can I take Maxolon?

Interactions: Not aware of interactions so think its OK. However everyone is different so check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can I take imodium (loperamide) with ercefuryl at the same time?

Why?: Both are antidiarrheal medication. Why would you want to take both? It sounds like over kill. I would suggest try taking one medication as prescribed- wait four hours, if no improvement, then try the other medication. ...Read more

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Can I take Rampiril with Imodium? Thanks

Can I take Rampiril with Imodium? Thanks

Yes, you can: Ramipril and Imodium do not interact with each other. These medications can be safely taken together. A couple words about Imodium - the dose instructions say you can take up to 16 mg, with a 2 mg dose after each diarrhea episode. The drug is potent, so if it doesn’t work after a few doses, come back here for alternatives unless you’re experienced with it already and know how you respond to it. ...Read more

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How long can I take imodium (loperamide) for.?

How long can I take imodium (loperamide) 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 (loperamide) 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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I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day, is this safe?

I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day, is this safe?

Imodium (loperamide): I would question the real need for Imodium (loperamide) on a daily basis here. If your gastroenterologist is following you for ibs diarrhea-type, then this may be part of the therapy plan. But I would need more context to provide more detailed direction/recommendations. Seeing a licensed gastroenterologist (if you're not already) is recommended. ...Read more

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How long does imodium (loperamide) 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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Can I take Imodium (loperamide) with Plaquenil?

Can I take Imodium (loperamide) with Plaquenil?

Yes: There is no interaction of plaquenil And Imodium (loperamide) it is safe for you to take these two together ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Imodium (Definition)

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