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On the road sometimes I have to take imodium (loperamide). Any side effects?

On the road sometimes I have to take imodium (loperamide). Any side effects?

Minimal: This is one of those formerly prescription only drugs with such a low toxicity and side effect profile that it has been released by the fda for over the counter sale. It can be effective for GI problems and hopefully is working for you. The GI issues are far more of a problem than any side effects. ...Read more

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Imodium (Definition)

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How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?

How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics?

Diarrhea: 43 F asks: How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last? Imodium ad doesn't help. What about probiotics? ANS: if you have C Diff diarrhea it may last until you die. See your Dr to find out what you have. Then treatment will be easier and faster. ...Read more

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

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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Can I take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Can I take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious -- such as clostridium difficile toxin (cdt) induced diarrhea. Cdt pcr can detect. In that case the bodies natural reaction is to get rid of the toxin by voiding with diarrhea. That diarrhea needs antibiotics for a potentially prolonged time. ...Read more

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Help please! Is constipation and lower back pain a side effect of imodium (loperamide)?

Help please! Is constipation and lower back pain a side effect of imodium (loperamide)?

Can...: Imodium (loperamide) is an over-the-counter medication used for treatment of diarrhea. It should be used as needed, its use limited and not continued once bowel movements have normalized. By virtue of its constipation effects, Imodium (loperamide) can cause constipation, which in turn can sometimes be associated with low back pain. If symptoms persist despite cessation of imodium, (loperamide) consultation with your dr. Is recommended. ...Read more

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Can I take Rampiril with Imodium? Thanks

Can I take Rampiril with Imodium? Thanks

Yes, you can: Ramipril and Imodium do not interact with each other. These medications can be safely taken together. A couple words about Imodium - the dose instructions say you can take up to 16 mg, with a 2 mg dose after each diarrhea episode. The drug is potent, so if it doesn’t work after a few doses, come back here for alternatives unless you’re experienced with it already and know how you respond to it. ...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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I've had diarrea for a month and imodium ad does not help?

I've had diarrea for a month and imodium ad does not help?

Overdue: Med isn't working. Stop trying to self-medicate. See GP or Gastroenterologist immediately. Your body is telling you something's wrong. Listen to it. ...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?

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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If I just took one pill of imodium, (loperamide) will it work?

If I just took one pill of imodium, (loperamide) will it work?

It Can: If your diarrhea is mild enough, one dose of Imodium (loperamide) can slow your bowels down. With imodium, (loperamide) you know within two hours if it is successful. It works by slowing down gut squeezing in both the large and small intestine, decreases the amount of fluid put into the bowel, limits the amount of gas created, and even helps tighten up the anus to keep the bowel from leaking out the end. ...Read more

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How long does imodium (loperamide) multi symptom relief work in your system for?

How long does imodium (loperamide) multi symptom relief work in your system for?

Depends: In adults, Imodium (loperamide) can be taken up to four times a day, for two days, for the managment of diarrhea. It will likely remain in your system for at least a half-day but the effects of this drug are not the same in all people. Some people require taking this medication after each loose bowel movement (up to four times a day), while others may not need such a high dose. ...Read more

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I have been taking imodium (loperamide) pills regularly since 2010. Is this bad for you?

Not a good idea: Taking immodium for that long time is not a good idea as you may be masking some chronic gastrointestinal condition and may need to be investigated and diagnosed. Iwill consult youe doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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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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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Should I take Imodium for travellers diarrhea? Antibiotics?

Should I take Imodium for travellers diarrhea? Antibiotics?

Only if sick!: Antibiotics would not be advised unless you know what you've got, usually avoid antibiotics with Salmonella gastrenteritis ...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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Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

Is Imodium easier on the stomach than Pepto Bismol, since Pepto contains Salycilates?

?? -Pepto: Bismuth subsalicylate, sold under the brand name Pepto-Bismol, is an antacid medication used to treat temporary discomforts of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn and nausea. Commonly known as pink bismuth, it is also sometimes the active ingredient in Kaopectate. ...Read more

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I have diahrea for the last 4 days, I started taking imodiums for the last 2 days, I went through 2 boxes of imodiums and still the diahrea will not stop?

I have diahrea for the last 4 days, I started taking imodiums for the last 2 days, I went through 2 boxes of imodiums and still the diahrea will not stop?

Stop Imodium: It is not safe to take Imodium for prolonged periods. See your doctor who may send the stool for culture. You may need antibiotics. In the meantime keep up your fluid intake so you do not get dehydrated ...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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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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I have taken Imodium, I feel very nauseous can I take Maxolon?

I have taken Imodium, I feel very nauseous can I take Maxolon?

Interactions: Not aware of interactions so think its OK. However everyone is different so check with your doctor first. ...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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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 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

Overdose (Definition)

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