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My child has gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Should I give him imodium(r)?

My child has gastroenteritis and diarrhea.  Should I give him imodium(r)?

No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read more

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Should I give imodium (loperamide) to my child that is infected with a rotavirus?

Should I give imodium (loperamide) to my child that is infected with a rotavirus?

Avoid if poss: Diarrhea is a natural mechanism to clean the intestines from toxins or pathogens. Drs. Advice to avoid anti diarrheal medications if possible always. The main issue is to keep good hydration, drinking fluids and electrolytes (potassium & sodium) to replace the loss and to maintain good hydration. Ask ur pediatician. ...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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If my 2 year old has diarrhea can I give imodium (loperamide)?

If my 2 year old has diarrhea can I give imodium (loperamide)?

Yes: Imodium (loperamide) can be given, 1 teaspoon x3 per day. Hydrating well with electrolyte solution such as pedialyte is essential. ...Read more

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Can i give imodium (loperamide) to 5and half year old. On eguasym 30mg and 5 methylphenidate, and clonidine ?

Can i give imodium (loperamide) to 5and half year old. On eguasym 30mg and 5 methylphenidate, and clonidine ?

Diarrhea: No Imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea in children. It may mask some organic cause. Childhood diarrhea is mostly viral origin, usually associated with nausea, vomiting, low grade fever, flatulance, abdominal discomfort; resolves in 3 - 5 days. Treatment is supportive, pedialyte for each diarrhea, according to the size of diarrheal stool. Yogort, bananna, rice, applesauce, toast and increase fluid intake help. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has virus. Vomiting and upset stomach. The doc called in a suppository. Can I give 1/4 teaspoon of Imodium (loperamide) also ?

My 2yr old has virus. Vomiting and upset stomach. The doc called in a suppository. Can I give 1/4 teaspoon of Imodium (loperamide) also  ?

I wouldn't: That medicine is bitter and of little use at this age. It is likely to trigger more vomiting. I would concentrate on getting things with fluid value into the kid. Things like apple sauce and pedialyte are appropriate.Making sure that the kids takes in enough to pee every 6 hrs is your main goal. ...Read more

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Can you give a child that's 4 amodium ?

Can you give a child that's 4 amodium ?

Yes: Fda approved Imodium (loperamide) for 2 Y.O. And up. The dose for 4 Y.O. Child 1mg 3 times a day. First, consult your doctor if your child need it. ...Read more

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Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...Read more