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Imodium A Medication
What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?
Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well
chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so don't ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any other medications to control chronic diarrhea other than motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?
Hi, I had a stomach problem since last 3 weeks I have tried quite a few medications like intestopan, imodium, (loperamide) entamizole ds still problem is there.
Hello - We need a recommendation please. Reoccurrence of CDiff, diarrhea now resolved. However, continue to have loose bowel. Imodium is not working and due to taking Coumadin cannot take pepto bismol. What would you recommend, medication wise, t
I have never had any allergic reactions to my medications. I'm taking azithromycin and only have 2 days left but this morning I took it with Prilosec and Imodium! I know antacids are not suppose to be but Prilosec is not an antacid. Would this cause my li
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Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium, Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)? You can also view my other medication to help. Never had med allergy B4
ALLERGIC REACTION: You may be having an allergic reaction to the Azithromycin. You need to be examined promptly and have labs checked (Especially Eosinophil level) I normally would treat with a prednisone taper over 8 days. If symptoms worsen and you have difficulty breathing go to nearest ER. ...Read more
Why loperamide (Imodium) is prescripted for traveler's diarrhea while this disease might be infectious which might complicate it by anti motility drug?
We don't: You are right--we don't use anti motility drugs for infectious diarhoea. It should be allowed to run its course. If needed we use peptobismol--a bismuth salt for binding. ...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
Not: Best not to use any type of expired medications! ...Read more
Every 4 hrs: You can take it every 4 hrs as needed. ...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
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
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
Yes, consult doctor: For 2 to 5 years of age use the liquid formulation. See your pediatrician! ...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