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Doctor insights on: Imodium Loperamide Hydrochloride

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Could no name loperamide hydrochloride work as good as imodium?

Could no name loperamide hydrochloride work as good as imodium?

Yes: They both contain the same active ingredient. Usually generics are as effective as brand name drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Loperamide (Definition)

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


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My friend got high off of loperamide hydrochloride?

My friend got high off of loperamide hydrochloride?

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

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Is loperamide hydrochloride safe 5 months after expiration date?

Is loperamide hydrochloride safe 5 months after expiration date?

Probably: Most medications are "good" for an extended period (up to 6 months) after the Federally mandated Exp date! HOWEVER some medications are actually DANGEROUS when expired (eg Tetracycline) thus it is generally NOT a good idea to use outdated medication!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I have diarrhea everyday unless I take loperamide hydrochloride?

Need to be seen: My first concern is malabsorption / maldigestion; my second is functional bowel syndrome; my third is a colon or other tumor. Loperamide just slows the gut down. You may be masking serious disease by not getting this checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea or gas unless I take loperamide hydrochloride tabs. Why?

I have diarrhea or gas unless I take loperamide hydrochloride tabs. Why?

Who knows: Too many possibilities. Best to see your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you take pepto and imodium (loperamide)?

Can you take pepto and imodium (loperamide)?

Stomach meds: You should be able to take both. Pepto is like an antacid and Imodium (loperamide) is an antispasmodic to relax the gut. ...Read more

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Can you give imodium (loperamide) to a 5 year old?

Can you give imodium (loperamide) to a 5 year old?

Yes, consult doctor: For 2 to 5 years of age use the liquid formulation. See your pediatrician! ...Read more

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Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

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

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Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

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

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Can I take imodium (loperamide) with ercefuryl at the same time?

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

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Is it dangerous to use imodium (loperamide) for several weeks whilst travelling?

Is it dangerous to use imodium (loperamide) for several weeks whilst travelling?

Http://www. Rxlist. Co: Do not take immodium as prophylaxis to prevent diarrhea. If yiou have chronic disrrhea you should see a doctor. Be familiar with any medication that you take. Read more at
http://www. Rxlist. Com/imodium-drug. Htm. ...Read more

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I've been taking imodium (loperamide) for about two years twice a week. Will this do any harm to me?

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

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What should I do if I have constant diarrhoea that is showing no signs of stopping even after taking imodium (loperamide)?

What should I do if I have constant diarrhoea that is showing no signs of stopping even after taking imodium (loperamide)?

You need: 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

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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.?

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.?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea that starts all of a sudden and lasts a week or so is often due to viral illness, especially in light of a loss of appetite. If your diarrhea results in dehydration or lasts longer than 2 weeks, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

Dr. KT Park Dr. Park
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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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Is imodium (loperamide) good for acid in tummy?

Is imodium (loperamide) good for acid in tummy?

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

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How long can I take imodium (loperamide) for.?

How long can I take imodium (loperamide) for.?

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

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I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day, is this safe?

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

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Expired Imodium (loperamide) by two years does it still work?

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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Imodium (Definition)

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