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Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.
Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.
Imodium (loperamide): 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
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.
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 to 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
Yes, no for long ter: Imodim is very good, increases the tone slows down peristalsis by acting on intestinal nerve cell allows more fluid absorbed there by reducing diarrhea, however for long term uses being opioid receptor agonist in some will develop like drug dependency often overlooked due to its benefits. ...Read more
I used some imodium (loperamide) for my persistent diarrhea. But I keep having an urge to go without passing anything. Flatulence as well. Please advise.
Should see doc..:
It is possible that you have diarrhea-predominant ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), but have some other common symptoms to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc... Without further detail, i can't be for sure. Nevertheless, being 22 and no other health issues, ibs is more likely, especially if this has been an ongoing issue for you.
Good luck. ...Read more
Effective at which?: Kaopectate basically is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). 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
Maynot need Immodium: It depends on the cause of the diarrhea. If someone develop salmonellosis or infection caused by salmonella bacteria, just drinking fluids and eating simple, soft and bland diet might be enough. Having bloody diarrhea or any other complications or diarrhea lasting more than 3-4 days, needs medical attention from a physician. Thanks. ...Read more
Can Imodium (loperamide) be used long term? It really helps on days my IBS goes haywire, it helps a lot. Actually out of all I've tried it's only one that works
Not recommended: Taking imodium (loperamide) daily could eventually lead to constipation, obstruction and severe digestive problems. Finding out more information by reviewing your history, physical and tests would more likely be the best advice when considering irritable bowel syndrome. Please see your doctor when you can. ...Read more
Can...: Imodium (loperamide) is an over-the-counter medication used for treatment of diarrhea. It should be used as needed, its use limited and not continued once bowel movements have normalized. By virtue of its constipation effects, Imodium (loperamide) can cause constipation, which in turn can sometimes be associated with low back pain. If symptoms persist despite cessation of imodium, (loperamide) consultation with your dr. Is recommended. ...Read more
Minimal: This is one of those formerly prescription only drugs with such a low toxicity and side effect profile that it has been released by the fda for over the counter sale. It can be effective for GI problems and hopefully is working for you. The GI issues are far more of a problem than any side effects. ...Read more
Depends: In adults, Imodium (loperamide) 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
Can I give imodium (loperamide) to 5and half year old. On eguasym 30mg and 5 methylphenidate, and clonidine?
No Imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea in children. It may mask some organic cause.
Childhood diarrhea is mostly viral origin, usually associated with nausea, vomiting, low grade fever, flatulance, abdominal discomfort; resolves in 3 – 5 days. Treatment is supportive, pedialyte for each diarrhea, according to the size of diarrheal stool. Yogort, bananna, rice, applesauce, toast and increase fluid intake help. ...Read more
Can I take bentyl, beano, gas-x, and imodium (loperamide) all in the same day? Thanks in advance.
Yes: Yes you can- None of these drugs should interact with the others, however, the immodium will slow down the intestine transit time and you should be aware of this. Bentyl (dicyclomine) an antispasm medicine might do the same. You should consult with your doctor before using both immodium and bentyl (dicyclomine) in one day. Also, slowing down the Gastrointestinal tract, could make a gas problem worse instead of better. ...Read more
No: There should be no such a reaction. ...Read more
Celiac diagnosed with blood test & biopsy. Is 12-30 imodium (loperamide) 1-2x/wk too much to stop diarrhea?
Ok for short term, but not for long term. Must stop gluten and even casein immediately. Can take at least 6 months for gut to heal.
You are likely also deficient in zinc, iron, b12, vit d and magnesium. Consider getting tested. Make sure to test rbc magnesium, not serum magnesium. ...Read more
Every 4 hrs: You can take it every 4 hrs as needed. ...Read more
I have diahrea for the last 4 days, I started taking imodiums for the last 2 days, I went through 2 boxes of imodiums and still the diahrea will not stop?
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
Overdue: Med isn't working. Stop trying to self-medicate. See GP or Gastroenterologist immediately. Your body is telling you something's wrong. Listen to it. ...Read more
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
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
It Can: If your diarrhea is mild enough, one dose of Imodium (loperamide) can slow your bowels down. With imodium, (loperamide) 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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