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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Yesterday I was suffer an LBM, I take Loperamide & my Lbm was stop but until now the pain in my stomach is still there. What medicine should I take?

Yesterday I was suffer an LBM, I take Loperamide & my Lbm was stop but until now the pain in my stomach is still there. What medicine should I take?

Abdominal pain: Usual causes of diarrhea such as food intolerance or food poisoning or a viral intestinal tract infection often have associated abdominal cramps. However if you're experiencing persistent and steady abdominal pain and if there is associated tenderness, distension or fever, you should be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I am from India but in US now. I have loose motion (Watery) since couple of days. Can I take Loperamide medicine (googled it) OTC? Is it safe? TY

Hi, I am from India but in US now. I have loose motion (Watery) since couple of days. Can I take Loperamide medicine (googled it) OTC? Is it safe? TY

Loperamide is safe: Yes, you could take Imodium (loperamide) over the counter, it is safe. Try it and hopefully it will help, however if you take loperamide and continue to have diarrhea for more than two days then you should see a doctor to treat the underlying cause of diarrhea (ie. Possible infection). Make sure you drink plenty of water while on loperamide as well. ...Read more

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I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide for mild IBS-D?

I can't take Antispasmodic drugs for side effects. Can I take loperamide 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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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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Pediatric gastro has my son on 30mg amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) for ibs. Other options he says are 'natural' medicine and not proven. Time for a new dr?

Pediatric gastro has my son on 30mg amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) for ibs. Other options he says are 'natural' medicine and not proven. Time for a new dr?

Maybe: You are not specific of your child's age or full condition, but, if you are not comfortable no matter how great a doc is, maybe you would feel better with a second opinion. ...Read more

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Loperamide side effects dangerous?

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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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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Can you give imodium (loperamide) to a 5 year old?

Can you give imodium (loperamide) to a 5 year old?

Yes, consult doctor: For 2 to 5 years of age use the liquid formulation. See your pediatrician! ...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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Can I take my methadone with Loperamide for my diarrhea?

Yes: The loperamide is not absorbed. It works only in the gut. Therefore it won't have additive opiod effect elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

Can I take Imodium (loperamide) if iv been given buscopan?

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

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Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

Can I take phenegran and imodium (loperamide) plus together?

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

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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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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!
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Can I take imodium (loperamide) with ercefuryl at the same time?

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

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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
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Is it dangerous to use imodium (loperamide) for several weeks whilst travelling?

Is it dangerous to use imodium (loperamide) for several weeks whilst travelling?

Http://www. Rxlist. Co: Do not take immodium as prophylaxis to prevent diarrhea. If yiou have chronic disrrhea you should see a doctor. Be familiar with any medication that you take. Read more at
http://www. Rxlist. Com/imodium-drug. Htm. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Loperamide (Definition)

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