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Is it safe to take imodium (loperamide) after gallbladder removed?

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In brief: YES

When the gall bladder is removed, it is common to get loose stools as the body is trying to adjust to the changes.
Most resolve on their own as the body adjusts. Some require antidiarrheals such as immodium. A rare few require medicine to bind the bile acids. The bile that is coming into the digestive system is what causes the loose stools. If it doesn't resolve, talk to your dr about an rx.

In brief: YES

When the gall bladder is removed, it is common to get loose stools as the body is trying to adjust to the changes.
Most resolve on their own as the body adjusts. Some require antidiarrheals such as immodium. A rare few require medicine to bind the bile acids. The bile that is coming into the digestive system is what causes the loose stools. If it doesn't resolve, talk to your dr about an rx.
Dr. Scott Grover
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In brief: Likely

Recent surgery? If persistent diarrhea may need evaluation.
Usually safe medication.

In brief: Likely

Recent surgery? If persistent diarrhea may need evaluation.
Usually safe medication.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Codeine is similar

The Codeine you are currently taking has similar effects on slowing your bowel.
Taking both may lead to constipation.

In brief: Codeine is similar

The Codeine you are currently taking has similar effects on slowing your bowel.
Taking both may lead to constipation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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