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Is It Okay To Take Imodium Following A Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder removal 2014 constant diorreaha since. 19yr old- questran doesn't work nor colveslam or Imodium (loperamide) have lost over 2 stone as result help
19 year old lady with chronic diarrhea with weight loss.
Studies show that chronic diarrhea can be split up into fatty or malabsorbtive states, inflammatory, or watery (watery is most common). According to the Mayo Clinic, post cholycystecomy chronic diarrhea is highly uncommon but may occur due to laxative effect of more bile entering the large intestine. You need a Gastroenterology consult. ...Read more
I had a gallbladder removal 3 years ago, and since then I have been having regular bouts with diarrhea. How can I limit this? I use immodium & it help
Try cholestyramine: If he diarrhea came after the gallbladder removal, it is unusual but may be caused by bile reaching the colon faster and may be controlled or eliminated by cholestyramine. On the other hand, if the diarrhea is caused by dietary factors, the drug will not solve the problem. Dietary experimentation may be what you need. ...Read more
It varies: Some patients with mild disease and favorable anatomy may take only 20-30 minutes of operative time, defined as the time from first incision to closure of the last incision. Others with severe disease or prior operations or morbid obesity may require up to a couple of hours. Of course, it takes extra time to get ready for the operation and wake up afterwards. ...Read more
Usually not long:
Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently.
Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more.
Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more
No effect.: Cholecystectomy should have no effect on the size of your liver. Though the gallbladder sits under the liver, it really should not affect the siza of the liver. ...Read more
I went under the surgery of cholecystectomy last january 2011. I would like to know if it is prohibited for me to take any alcoholic drinks. Thanks.
I had a cholecystectomy and liver biopsy 5 days ago. Since then i can't take a deep breath without sharp pain in my right side. Is this normal?
No: It could be a lot of things. Call your surgeon asap. ...Read more
Short time: After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days. ...Read more
Probably: About 3 days or so, depending on operative findings. If you had an acute infection or any complication, then it would take longer. Ask your surgeon for specifics in your case. ...Read more
I'm 2 weeks post cholecystectomy and I have increased urine output and sharp pain in left mid back(lungs) when I take deep breath or yawn. ?
See the doctor: You need to go back to the surgeon or your doctor for examination ...Read more
Cholecystectomy in June has caused me to bloat and have excessive gas. I take Gas X daily, doctors rx. Can I take it with dual action probiotics?
takes up to 6 months for the liver ducts to enlarge and "store" the bile acids produced and usually stored in the gallbladder! Some people are "sensitive"to these bile acids...discuss with your surgeon ..he/she may recommend an interim solution to your problem
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How long does it take the digestive system to fully adjust after a cholecystectomy? Is it normal to have some gas and loose stools 6 weeks post op?
Yes : That wouldn't be uncommon, and different people have different adjustment times. It is also normal to occasionally have gas and occasional looses stools even of you haven't had an operation. If you're really worried something is wrong, check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Status post cholecystectomy 4 days ago. Today, very dizzy and nauseas. Taking Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain, but I have it even when I don't take the pain medicine.
Consult with: your surgeon immediately, because it could be bleeding, bile leak, infection, or some other surgical complication, especially if you have fever, vomiting, distention, or jaundice. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic pain med, which sometimes can cause ileus or constipation. ...Read more
Yes: Imodium's action is primary on direct contact with the gut, and not very much is absorbed, so it will work even if you are on other opioids. Follow label directions and do not exceed. You may, however, have better luck with Bismuth Subsalicylate preparations (pepto bismol). If the diarrhea is chronic, you need to look for a cause and treat that directly - like irritable bowel syndrome and others. ...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 took saline laxative this morning and have had diarrhea for about 5 hours...would it be okay to take imodium (loperamide) to stop the diarrhea?
Probably: Depends how much saline lax you took. Imodium (loperamide) slows down peristalsis wherein food is pushed along the gut. Taking the saline laxative just seems like you floode everything so it all flooded out not a process by which some process was making the walls of the gut squeeze along. Imodium (loperamide) would quiet down that process so I don't see how it could help. Tincture of time would work fine in this situation. ...Read more
Is it okay to take a laxative after being constipated from taking Imodium (loperamide)? tried Stool softeners, but that didn't work.
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
Interactions: Not aware of interactions so think its OK. However everyone is different so check with your doctor first. ...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
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?
What do you suggest for bad IBS fit a few hours ago and i panicked and took 2 imodiums plus 1 benytl pill.. Is this safe to take togeather?
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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