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Imodium Loperamide Hydrochloride
Yes: They both contain the same active ingredient. Usually generics are as effective as brand name drugs. ...Read more
Okay: I'm glad it was your friend and not you. Taking a medicine that is primarily meant to treat diarrhea, and that will make you constipated, probably isn't your idea of fun. Supposedly it spares the opioid receptors in the brain, but I've wondered. You're smart enough to find healthtap -- I bet you can help your friend find more productive activities you can both enjoy. ...Read more
Who knows: Too many possibilities. Best to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
I have loperamide hydrochloride tablets that are expired April 2017. I'm going on a road trip tomorrow and I have diarrhea can I take them?
Yes: Even if the expiration date wre April 2016, it is likely safe to take this type of drug. Wonder why you are asking this question since the expiration date is over 6 months away. ...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
Not recommended: Using loperamide together with promethazine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness. Ref. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1483-12626, 1949-1259 ...Read more
Why?: Both are antidiarrheal medication. Why would you want to take both? It sounds like over kill. I would suggest try taking one medication as prescribed- wait four hours, if no improvement, then try the other medication. ...Read more
No: There should be no such a reaction. ...Read more
I've been taking imodium (loperamide) for about two years twice a week. Will this do any harm to me?
Diarrhea: We need to know why you have diarrhea. Diarrhea is a symptom. The stool needs to be tested. It could be a bacterial infection. If there is blood in it, antidiarrhea meds should not be used. You need to know what the underlying reason and treat it. You need to see a gastroenterologist to see why this is happening. Imodium (loperamide) is ok for now, but you must see your md/ gastroenterologist & find the cause. ...Read more
What should I do if I have constant diarrhoea that is showing no signs of stopping even after taking imodium (loperamide)?
A visit with your Health Care Provider who may wish to refer you for (or evaluate themselves) IBS-D (Irritable Bowel Syndrome D...however before making this diagnosis some conditions need to be excluded (Gluten sensitivity (Adult Coeliac Disease) Lactase insufficiency and INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Blood tests and possible endoscopy may be involved!
Hope this is hepful!
Dr Z ...Read more
Is it okay to take amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) together or should they be taken at different times? How far apart?
Yes: I have pts who do with no problems. ...Read more
I have had diarrhoea since Sunday Evening and Imodium (loperamide) isn't stopping it. I don't have an appetite. It is light in colour and foamy now.?
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
Imodium (loperamide) not for acid: Imodium (loperamide) is an opiod (narcotic) antagonist. It is designed to help decrease the contractions of the muscles of the stomach, intestine and colon. It does not decrease stomach acid. In fact, it might make acid reflux worse by make the stomach worse less. ...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
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