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Can You Take Imodium While On Antibiotics
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
Should a patient take imodium (loperamide) ad in conjunction with antibiotics, while being diagnosed with c. Difficile?
Is it a bad idea to take imodium (loperamide) while on antibiotics? They were prescribed together so I'm not sure. Might it stop the virus from being killed?
Medication Question: Nope. Not in any way. Your doctor recommended them together correctly. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
Diarrhea because of clindamycim 7days. Stopped antibiotics, tried imodium, (loperamide) pepto dismal, diphen/atrop, probiotics for 4 days. Eating white toast, banana n rice. Still no cured. What do I do? Thanks
See doctor: And get your stool checked for c.difficile. ...Read more
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
Do I need antibiotics & dr to see me? Its tues diarrhea is back. Vomitted sat & diarrhea all nite. Sun took gravol &immodium with fluids &rested.
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
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
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
Interactions: Not aware of interactions so think its OK. However everyone is different so check with your doctor first. ...Read more
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
I had a bad IBS fit a few hours ago and I panicked and took 2 imodiums plus 1 benytl pill. Are they safe to take together?
Is it okay to take amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) together or should they be taken at different times? How far apart?
Yes: I have pts who do with no problems. ...Read more
What do you suggest for bad IBS fit a few hours ago and I panicked and took 2 imodiums plus 1 benytl pill. Is this safe to take togeather?
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
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
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
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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