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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. 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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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some medications are actually DANGEROUS when expired (eg Tetracycline) thus it is generally NOT a good idea to use outdated medication!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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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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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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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 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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Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

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 more

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How do I stop the constipation after taking imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea?

How do I stop the constipation after taking imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea?

Diarrhea meds: Try not to take meds for diarrhea. Your body is trying to get rid of something - virus, bacteria or toxins and you do not want to keep them in. This is a temporary condition, fortunately. The Imodium (loperamide) will wear off. Meanwhile, drink 6-8 cups of fluid a day, plenty of fiber- fruits, vegetables, and exercise. For most people a bowel movement every 1-2 days is normal. ...Read more

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