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What is the definition or description of: Loperamide overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Loperamide overdose?

Loperamide overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, drowsiness, little or no urination, severe stomach cramps, or constipation." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/loperamide. Html ...Read more

Loperamide Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, drowsiness, little or no urination, severe stomach cramps, or constipation." REF: ...Read more


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What is the treatment for loperamide overdose?

What is the treatment for loperamide overdose?

Stop it: Stop it. Get together with your doctor and develop a plan. Most patients can cold turkey it but some need a medicine called Naltrexone and Clonidine for help. ...Read more

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What happens if I take loperamide 2mg two times a day everyday for a whole year; would I overdose?

What happens if I take loperamide 2mg two times a day everyday for a whole year; would I overdose?

Probably ok: In most cases, it is save to take loperamide on a daily basis, but I would make sure that you are doing so under the supervision of a physician to make sure you are not just masking an underlying problem. ...Read more

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How does imodium (loperamide) actually work, anyway? How bad can it be to overdose?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium anti-diarrheals are actually a drug called loperamide. This drug acts on the walls of the gut inhibiting their movement and increasing the tone in the sphincter muscle of your anus. This causes your feces to stop moving in your gut allowing your body to absorb more of the water. The drug is fairly safe, however large overdosing can cause constipation, paralytic ileus or toxic megacolon. ...Read more

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HI have taken 2 lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) with no effect, so now took One loperamide. I also want to take a pepto. Need to sleep! Is it safe? I don't want to overdose.

HI have taken 2 lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) with no effect, so now took One loperamide. I also want to take a pepto. Need to sleep! Is it safe? I don't want to overdose.

Diarrhea: I presume you are suffering from diarrhea or IBS. Do not mix medicines. Also be aware that Pepto Bismol will turn your stool black. If you use lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) take one every 4 hrs for a full day before switching. If it lasts longer than 3 days see your doctor ...Read more

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Loperamide side effects dangerous?

Rarely: Very well tolerated. Side effects are generally mild and a whole lot better than diarrhea. Major concerns are giving the medication to control symptoms when there is a serious underlying disease, overtreatment with resulting constipation and mild dizziness or lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Hi is it ok to use buscopan and loperamide together?

Hi is it ok to use buscopan and loperamide together?

Yes, it is okay.: It is safe to take the two together. Just be aware that both medications will have the combined effect - in different ways - of reducing water in your gastrointestinal tract. While I know that is likely what you want, be aware that you may be at risk for constipation; stop taking the medication (s) as soon as you get relief. Coordinate with your doctor her as well esp. If no relief after 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Can loperamide cause constipation?

Can loperamide cause constipation?

Absolutely yes..: This medicine slows down your intestinal motility, reduces fecal volume and increases viscosity, thus it can cause constipation if you are senstive to it or over using it. It is often used to treat diarrhea, short-term use. Stopping it should resolve your constipiation in a couple of days if it is causing your constipation. Consult doc if severe/persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking loperamide increase the effects of hydrocodone?

Can taking loperamide increase the effects of hydrocodone?

Not really: Both will slow down your bowels, possibly causing constipation, but loperamide will not make the effects of hydrocodone (in terms of pain relief) any stronger. ...Read more

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Can loperamide be taken for mild IBS-D?

Can loperamide be taken for mild IBS-D?

Maybe: IBS is caused by a dysregulation of intestinal motility, but we don't know why it effects someone with diarrhea and someone else with constipation. The problem with using loperamide is that it can intentionally slow intestinal motility and you may morph from IBS-D to alternating diarrhea and constipation. ...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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Is it alrite to use Loperamide hydrochlorode for diarhea when pregnant?

Is it alrite to use Loperamide hydrochlorode for diarhea when pregnant?

I know of: No contraindications (reasons why not "safe" in pregnancy HOWEVER one of "DR Z'S RULES" is that NO MEDICATION should be taken during pregnancy that is not SPECIFICALLY APPROVED by YOUR OB-GYN consultant!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can hyoscyamine be taken with loperamide?

Can hyoscyamine be taken with loperamide?

Drug interactions: Not a good combo. Both of these drugs together can cause severe constipation and possibly paralytic ileus. ...Read more

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Kaopectate vs imodium (loperamide) which is better?

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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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What are effects of loperamide?

What are effects of loperamide?

Slows your bowels: It slows down your bowel motility, and can help in some instances of diarrhea. ...Read more

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How much loperamide can you take at once?

4 mg: Initial dose is 4 mg, followed by 2 mg after each loose stool, up to 16 mg/day. ...Read more

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How long does loperamide take to start working?

About an hour: About an hour or so. Peak effects at a few hours then gradual wearing off. ...Read more

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How long does loperamide take before it takes effect?

About an hour: About an hour or so. Peak effects at a few hours then gradual wearing off. ...Read more

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What happens if I take loperamide everyday for 1 year?

Probably ok: In most cases, it is save to take loperamide on a daily basis, but I would make sure that you are doing so under the supervision of a physician to make sure you are not just masking an underlying problem. ...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

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How long does imodium (loperamide) take to leave your system?

About 3 days: Most of it passes--yes as you would expect--through the bowels. 10 % is excreted through the kidneys. After a single 4 mg dose, it takes approximately 3 days to clear through the body, essentially unchanged. ...Read more

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