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Is it safe to take immodium tablets for runny stools with a history of osteoporosis and low bone density?

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Posted Sat, 18 Jan 2014 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 57 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes, it is okay to take immodium. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your question. I understand that you are concerned about taking immodium tablets since you are troubled by loose stools. Immodium does not have many side-effects and considered relatively safe. These are the common side-effects, but generally they are mild, and do not require any serious consideration, constipation/nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, uncomfortable fullness of the stomach/abdomen. However, if you develop any of these, you may stop the medicine, and that would solve the issue after a day or two. If you develop any other issues, or if the above mentioned side-effects are bothersome then you do need to consult a doctor immediately. This medicine does not have any psychological side effects. I hope this answers your question, if you have any doubts, please do write back. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Warm regards.
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