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Imodium (Definition)

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


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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

Anti-diarrheal meds: Depends on the individual and the situation. With heart-burn like symptoms, kaopectate is good at coating the upper intestinal tract - equivalent to pepto-bismul. Imodium (loperamide) is a synthetic anti-diarrheal medicine. If you're having diarrhea from a virus or soiled food etc, let the diarrhea pass without taking meds - drink plenty of fluids / hydrate. If chronic of on-going, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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

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

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

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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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Immodium vs kaopectate, (kaolin and pectin) which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I take imodium (loperamide) anti diarrhea with avelox. Second day on avelox and have diarrhea.?

Can I take imodium (loperamide) anti diarrhea with avelox. Second day on avelox and have diarrhea.?

You may: Temporary GI disturbances are quite common with antibiotics, so a little patience with this understanding comes handy to get the intended benefit from the treatment. I would recommend extra clear liquids like electrolyte solutions, yogurt and probiotic to help restore GI health before Imodium (loperamide). ...Read more

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Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

No: If you truly have C. diff in a severe form, most likely no, they will not cause a false negative. sometimes it is better to collect three different samples from three different times to be sure. ...Read more

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Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious -- such as clostridium difficile toxin (cdt) induced diarrhea. Cdt pcr can detect. In that case the bodies natural reaction is to get rid of the toxin by voiding with diarrhea. That diarrhea needs antibiotics for a potentially prolonged time. ...Read more

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Will cephalexin and imodium (loperamide) taking together cause rectal bleeding?

Will cephalexin and imodium (loperamide) taking together cause rectal bleeding?

Not really: no relation to the medicine my first question is why you are taking the combination? Imodium for diarrhea,my guess you might be having gastroenteritis,that can cause rectal bleeding.the illness not the medicine. the other dilemma why keflex did you start taking it before the diarrhea,or after. the combination will not cause rectal bleeding. keflex on rare occasion can cause diarrhea. see your doc. ...Read more

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Will imodium (loperamide) help my stomach flu and diarrhea?

Will imodium (loperamide) help my stomach flu and diarrhea?

Loperamide: Loperamide is an opioid-receptor agonist in the myenteric plexus of the large intestine; by itself it does not affect the central nervous system. It will alleviate diarrhea in many cases but must be used with caution if one suspects true colitis with salmonella, shigella, e. Coli or clostridium difficile since it may precipitate toxic megacolon. ...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

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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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