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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
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
Not: Best not to use any type of expired medications! ...Read more
Yes: They both contain the same active ingredient. Usually generics are as effective as brand name drugs. ...Read more
Does loperamide / immodium affect birth control? I sometimes have to take them and I would like to know if it reduces its effectiveness against pregnancy
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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