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Imodium For Salmonella Bad For You
No: If you have diarrhea from salmonella, you can take clear liquids and a bland diet until the diarrhea resolves. You should not take imodium, (loperamide) as it will hold the bacteria in with the stool and cause your body to take extra time to clear it out of your system. If you develop fever, abdominal pain or blood in the stool you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took Imodium before suspecting I had Salmonella. Now my stomach is forming all these noises and I'm unable to go to the restroom even if I wanted to. Am I basically trapping the toxins in my body? What should I do? I also feel very nauseous. Thank you!
Toxins-min to hrs: Scombroid reaction can occur is minutes- symptoms include facial flushing and sweating, peppery taste about the mouth, dizziness, palpitations, nausea and ha. Ciguatera poisioning is caused by eating certain reef fish contaminated with dinoflagellates toxins. Gi (n, v, diarrhea) and neurological (numbness, dizziness, ataxia) symptoms occur a few hours after ingestion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't know if I have salmonella or not you see i ate a bunch of raw cake batter this morning and my ears, spleen, and neck hurt really bad?
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
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?
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