Imodium

What is Imodium?

Imodium is Loperamide which is used as an antidiarrheal drug. This can be used when you have uncomplicated diarrhea. But if one has fever and bloody diarrhea, this should be used with caution

Questions and answers on "Imodium"

hi, it stared of about 6 days ago i had some diarrhea , so i took one Imodium tablet and since then i wasn t able to go toilet, so i went to the doctors and they gave me laxido orange to take and said it was constipation . but after a couple days t it s made me go but it s watery. does this mean that it s getting better? this is the first time anything like this has happened.

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern from the history given here I could say that you made a serious mistake by taking the Imodium this is ban drug, because this cause a serious Para lactic ileus, which immediately stop the diarrhea and some time distend the abdomen, this...

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I take ambin at night for sleep, last few days have mild diarria, can I take some Imodium, thus mix? recently had a close friend pas, and depressed, I am 77 years old, stopped drinking few months ago.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can you tell me more about this diarrhea?

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I will like to know more about this diarrhea.

1. How often do you go to the toilet?
2. Is there blood or mucus in the stool?
3. Do you have any pain?

It is okay to take imodium with ambien but I want to first determine...

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Can I take Imodium D at the same time as culturelle probiotics and levofloxacin?

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Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

Yes, it can be taken together, just dont take it at the same time so have at least 5 hours period between levofloxacin and imodium. Probiotics can be taken at any time. It is good to know that sometimes it may take even more than 4 days...

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My wife is going through Third Oral Chemo session of total Six sessions required. She is having loose watery motion from morning today. From Hospital IMODIUM - 4 mg Tablets had been prescribed, in case of diarrhea. As IMODIUM is not available in local medicine shop Can she take IMOSEC-M -2mg x2 tablets

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, she can take.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
Yes, she can take Imosec-M if you are unable to get Imodium.
Initially ask her to take 1 tablet only, if she doesn't get relief, then she can take the 2nd tablet also.
If you...

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Can I take immodium while I am taking a probiotic?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Yes you can. It is allowed to take probiotics with Imodium and even recommend since it will protect bowels and stabilize digestion. so you don't need to be concerned about interactions. Wish you good health....

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What is the difference between Imodium and loperamide HCI 2mg?

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Brief Answer:
They are the same.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Loperamide HCl 2mg and Imodium 2 mg are the same thing. Imodium is the brand name, but what it contains is loperamide.

Some formulations of Imodium also contain other ingredients, such as Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief also contains...

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hi i have imodium dated 07/12 is it safe to take it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would say NO!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Please, I strongly discourage you from taking this drug. The best approach to diarrhea is to drink much water and not taking Imodium. Imodium is only good when diarrhea is more than 2weeks and has been shown...

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I havw light colored or white stools after liquid stools and using Imodium.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Does not seem to be related to Imodium

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Taking Imodium may cause you to pass stool more frequently but is unlikely to give you white stools. The light colored stool is...

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I am taking Amoxicillin twice a day for allergy tightness across my forehead and after being on it for 3 days I am having diarrhea. I started taking a dose of Pepto Bismol but wondered if Imodium would be more effective. I have had 4 doses of Pepto Bismol. When reading the directions for Imodium it said check with a medical person if on an antibiotic. Is there any reason I can't take Imodium, as directed, while taking Amoxicillin? Thank you very much.

doctor1 MD

Yes,you can take both of them.
Imodium- loperamide is used to treat sudden diarrhea (including traveler's diarrhea).
It works by slowing down the movement of the gut. This decreases the number of bowel movements and makes the stool less watery.
It is also used to treat on-going diarrhea in people...

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I was having a diarrhoea attack four days back. I took Imodium ( 3 capsules one each in morning, noon and night). I used get this episode once in 3-4 months and it stops usually with one capsule. But this time even after three capsules it did not stop and I consulted my doctor who wanted me to take Redotil which also I three doses. The diarrhoea stopped. Next two days I was ok but bowel movement was not normal, felt sort of constipated. Yesterday when I woke up I was having acute pain in my stomach with frequent visit to bathroom but very small amount of stool. Today the pain subsided I could attend office. My food was Idli (steamed rice pan cake)and curd rice and black tea for the last two days. I was feeling fine and as I was feeling hungry I took four biscuits and a cup of coffee today evening. From around 7 pm I have had two visits to the toilet with loose motion (not watery)and very light pain in the stomach. Can I take Imodium if it becomes bad and what should I eat? Thanks in advance. My doctor is out of station and I could not reach him. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Imodium is a good and quite safe medicine for diarrhea. But it is advisable to find the reason of such diarrheas. This medicines wont give you permanent relief from diarrhea.
If you do suffer from constipations and after some period of constipations, diarrhea...

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Recent questions on  Imodium

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How long to we need to take intetrix to get rid of travelers diarrhea? The medication is strong and we would like to take for as short a duration as possible. We have taken three doses so far We have been sick for 4 days. Imodium is having no effect.

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Yesterday I did a lot of heavy gardening work, rock filled wheelbarrows and the like, and then after I had horrible pain in my belly which was only relieved by passing stool. The first part was hard and painfull, and the rest was liquid. About and hour later my belly started hurting again, and this time only a little diarreah and a lot of wind came out. I took some imodium a-d. An hour later it happened again, but this time there was a little blood as well. I took another imodium (the label says to take one after each bad stool). I was fine for another couple hours, but then late at night, while we were watching TV it happened again. Lots of gas, a little stool, mixed with bright red blood. I was kept up untill 3:00 am, going at 1:00, 2:00, and then 3:00. I was finally able to sleep. When I woke up it happened again, this time with harder stool, but still mixed with more blood. Could the work in the garden have brought this on? And is it serious?

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For the last 2 weeks I have had terrible diarea with even worse cramps. I've tried imodium but it only stops it for about six hours and then it comes back. Even on imodium the cramps and terrible bloating feeling stays constant like I constantly need to be on the toilet. The first day the stool was very dry, flaky and flesh colors but then I began drinking more water and tried the brat diet so for the next few days I was pooping brown water(no blood then) Tonight it was still watery but eventually as the cramps continued and nothing would come out very thin blood began to drip out. I'm worried could this be serious?

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Hi I am suffering from diarrhea (very offten) sometimes its so bad that I cant even go anywhere and usually is so bad that I have to go to toilet straight away because I can hold it, normally IO will feel hot and I will start sweating, it is very emmbarasing. Normally I will take IMODIUM to stop it. I am 35 years old male. What should I do, I am planning to go to see doctor but because is emmbarrasing I am delaying all the time.

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Hi Doc: About Nov 6, I became ill with stomach cramps . The next day I experienced the cramps, painful gas, an by the third day I experienced the cramps, painful gas, explosive diarrhea , fever and weakness. I stopped eating and went to bed. Fast...

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I had my gallbladder removed 10/25/2017, then had a bile leak that was fixed 11/06/17. I have yet to have a normal BM. I get abdominal cramping & with seconds I need to find a bathroom for an explosion of watery diarrhea . Is this normal? If it...

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My stomach is bothering me, has been lightly on and off for 4 or 5 days. ate a lot today and this night I am up every 30 to 45 minutes with a dark bile movement. How do I know if it serious. I am hungry, what is best to eat and drink. Had been...

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