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Doctor insights on: Loperamide Hydrochloride Anti Diarrheal Agent

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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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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

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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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Why loperamide(Imodium) is prescripted for traveler's diarrhea while this disease might be infectious which might complicate it by anti motility drug?

Why loperamide(Imodium) is prescripted for traveler's diarrhea while this disease might be infectious which might complicate it by anti motility drug?

We don't: you are right--we don't use anti motility drugs for infectious diarhoea.it should be allowed to run its course.if needed we use peptobismol--a bismuth salt for binding. ...Read more

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Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil

Can i take loperamide hydochloride anti diarrheal when im at Paxil 12.5 mg every day?Thnksss i don't want to take any meds while im on Paxil

Talk to your doc: Hello -- you were asking several questions about this issue (diarrhea after being on Paxil for 2 months) last night. Please contact your prescribing physician and get his or her specific recommendations for you. Working with a doctor who knows you and your case is much better than asking physicians who have never seen you. Be well. ...Read more

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Is loperamide (imodium) safe for a person who underwent colostomy?

Yes: In general, it is safe to use it, although if you are having chronic problems and find yourself using it for a prolonged time, be sure to discuss it with your GI doc. ...Read more

Loperamide (Definition)

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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Imodium (Definition)

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