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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 4 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?
Bad diarrhoea on 26th in the evening. It carried on on the 27th till about 3pm when some Imodium (loperamide) i took seemed to sort it. I haven't pooped since. ??
No more imodium (loperamide): Did not take any more Imodium (loperamide) as your body may be trying to get rid of any acute infectious agents. Drink fluids and if You need to take anything for the constipation, use very mild laxatives such as prune juice in a few days of no bowel movements. If the syndrome continues see a gastroenterologist for stool cultures and further workup. ...Read more
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
For the past month, for 2-3 days a week, I get really bad diarrhea that Imodium (loperamide) doesn't help with. It also feels like I have to pee even after going ?
More questions.: This raises a number of questions. How much diarrhea are you having? If it's more than 5 stools a day or wakes you at night and is associated with pain, fever, or blood in the stool it's time to see a doctor right away. Sometimes medication, for example Prozac (fluoxetine) or Losartan can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea in women can lead to urinary infection. Your MD can help, make an appointment. Best wishes! ...Read more
How dependent can your body become on imodium (loperamide)? Is it addictive? Very bad post infectious ibs-d for 13 years now. Need to take imodium (loperamide) 1-3x/week.
Not Addictive: Immodium is not addicted and can be safely taken 1-3 times a week.But you have ibs for 13 years and you are only 25 years old you should limit dairy products, fruits and artificial sweetners like sorbitol or xylitol and you should have regular follow up with your doctors. ...Read more
My boyfriend has had a very upset stomach with bad stomach cramping and I wondering if imodium (loperamide) would help him?
Got extreme vomiting&diarrhea 5 days ago. Vomiting lasted 1.5 days&diarrhea has been on&off due to taking imodium (loperamide).Cant eat&now have bad abdominal pain?
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