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Does Imodium interact with Sulfamethoxazole?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I have been having constant diarrhea. I have a colonoscopy and the upper scope apt for Sept 21st. But the diarrhea has made it difficult to get to work on time in the morning. So I started taking Imodium and then my doctor just prescribed me Sulfamethoxazole for an infection I have. Are these safe to take together?
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Yes

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You can take them together. But the use of immodium is just to control diarrhoea, so if diarrhoea stopped, you better not take it.
You can continue sulphmethoxazole. I would also suggest Lactobacillus spores to replace lost Bacteria which are useful.

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