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Is it bad to take immodium everyday for long periods of time?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on reason.

If the problem causing diarrhea is already known and daily Imodium (loperamide) is part of a comprehensive care plan, then it should be safe.
If used as self-treatment, keep in mind it is important to find the underlying reason for diarrhea.Not addressing the underlying reason could lead to problems over time. Fiber can help with both diarrhea and constipation, and would be preferable over meds as first choice.

In brief: Depends on reason.

If the problem causing diarrhea is already known and daily Imodium (loperamide) is part of a comprehensive care plan, then it should be safe.
If used as self-treatment, keep in mind it is important to find the underlying reason for diarrhea.Not addressing the underlying reason could lead to problems over time. Fiber can help with both diarrhea and constipation, and would be preferable over meds as first choice.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Safe

This drug is actually pretty safe and side effects are very rare.
However, i like to handle things in a more natural way as often as possible. You should look at natural ways of overcoming constipation such as adequate fluid intake; removing drugs that affect the colon, increasing fiber and toilet training. For more info email me at www.Medacpc.Com.

In brief: Safe

This drug is actually pretty safe and side effects are very rare.
However, i like to handle things in a more natural way as often as possible. You should look at natural ways of overcoming constipation such as adequate fluid intake; removing drugs that affect the colon, increasing fiber and toilet training. For more info email me at www.Medacpc.Com.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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