Imodium

1 What is Imodium?

Brand: Imodium, Kaopectate 1-D, Maalox Anti-Diarrheal, Pepto Diarrhea Control.

Generic: Loperamide Hydrochloride

Imodium is a drug which is used in the control and symptomatic relief of diarrhea. This drug is available as a capsule containing loperamide hydrochloride 2 milligrams.

Instructions:

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

Interactions:

Imodium may interact with medications such as:

  • Pramlintide
  • Recent or current antibiotic use
  • Anticholinergics such as:
    • Belladonna
    • Scopolamine
    • or Benztropine
  • Antispasmodics such as:
    • Glycopyrrolate
    • or Oxybutynin
  • Potent narcotic pain medicines such as:
    • Morphine
  • Certain antihistamines such as:
    • Diphenhydramine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as:
  • Cholestyramine
  • Quinidine
  • Ritonavir
  • Saquinavir

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings:

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to loperamide
  • Abdominal pain without diarrhea
  • Bowel obstruction such as:
    • Ileus
    • Megacolon
    • or Abdominal distention
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Blood or mucus in your stool
  • High fever
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Liver problems
  • Certain stomach or intestinal infectionssuch as:
    • Salmonella
    • or Shigella
  • Certain type of bowel diseases such as:
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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