This article involves the investigation of a preparation or more precisely of a medicine, with the Latin name Imodium or Loperamide.
So what does Loperamide does how it works and what are its side effects and uses will be the issues to be appeared in the following analysis.
Let’s take a look at all the details that will help you to be fully informed if you are in contact with it or you may need its help.
It is a medicine used to relieve acute diarrhea, as well as managing chronic diarrhea in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease.
It is stressed that although Imodium (Loperamide) is chemically related to narcotics such as morphine, it does not provide any relief, even in high doses.
It is a medicine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Approval was given in 1976.
This medicine, named as above, Imodium or Loperamide, is used to treat sudden diarrhea (including the phenomenon of traveler’s diarrhea).
Its mode of action is due to slowing the bowel movement. The result of this action achieves a smaller number of bowel movements and ultimately a smaller amount of fluid in the person’s stools.
Another quite interesting use of it is that it is used to reduce discharges in patients who have undergone ileostomy.
Finally cures diarrhea in people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease
It is interesting at this point to make a very important clarification. The particular drug or preparation does not cure the basic reasons of causing diarrhea. The treatment provided concerns the cure of diarrhea symptoms.
The other issues related to the cause of diarrhea or other issues associated with it, should be the matter of a separate treatment to be determined by your doctor.
In general, Imodium (Loperamide) is acceptable by the body with no further problems.
However, there are a number of side effects reported from time to time at the time of taking this medicine.
These side effects include:
As we mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph, Loperamide (Imodium) is a safe drug when taken in dosages approved by the physician.
When used in high doses or in combination with other medicines, it might lead to cardiac arrhythmia, low blood pressure, fainting or even death.
Here are the doses for each different case
1. For adults and children 12 years of age or older, a permissible dose is initially 4 mg, followed by 2 mg doses each time sparse feces are present.
The maximum allowable dose of the drug per day is 16mg / day
2. For cases of chronic diarrhea, a total of 4-8 mg may be administered.
1. In the case of acute diarrhea at 8-12 years of age it is 2mg three times the first day.
For ages 6-8 years, 2mg in first day.
For ages 2-5 years, 1mg three times the first day.
For all ages less than 12 years, all children after the first day receive 0.1mg / kg following a liquid stool presentation.
2. For chronic diarrhea the recommended dose is 0.08 – 0.24 / kg divided into two doses and administered every 12 hours
A helpful advice from the American Food and Drug Administration is that if you are taking this medicine and diarrhea persists after two days then you should stop taking the medicine before giving it to patients and consult your doctor.
Before you start taking or administering Loperamide (Immodium), inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to this substance, and if you suffer from other allergies.
This drug may contain inactive substances possibly to cause allergic reactions, or even a number of other problems.
You should remember that this medicine can not be used in cases where you suffer from certain specific conditions such as abdominal or stomach pains, bowel obstruction and other illnesses
It is undoubtedly an important aspect of every treatment followed, the degree of drug interaction to be obtained in each case as well as the drugs or even natural substances or herbs used by the person interested in taking the specific drug.
Keep an up-to-date list of all these medicines you are taking and tell your doctor or pharmacist in detail.
Your possible indifference may result in fatal results or in causing serious harm.
The interaction of drugs is a fact and can not be disputed by anyone.
The truth is that there are no clear clinical investigations on the safety of taking this medicine by pregnant women.
This is also the case for women who are breastfeeding.
The only indications so far are that in cases of high dose administration in animals no dangerous or harmful effects were observed.
Probably the best solution is the discussion you can do with your doctor and your adaptation to the instructions you will give.
It is noted lastly that in cases where former opioid users or even regular users due to inability to obtain similar opioid drugs for treatment of withdrawal syndrome or to find themselves in euphoric states, proceed to abuse of Loperamide compound with life-threatening effects.
I think it is useful if we mentioned the drug that cures or controls forms of diarrhea to give some details about the condition
What triggers diarrhea? There are many reasons that trigger diarrhea. From the food you consume to the stress that surrounds your life.
From an influenza you might have been affected during a trip to medications received.
Should I Cure Diarrhea? Diarrhea is a really uncomfortable situation that limits you to all areas of your life, from your work to your social life.
In addition, its continued existence creates, besides strain, serious health problems.
Do I need a prescription for Imodium? No prescription is absolutely required. You can get it freely from the Internet.
Can my child get Imodium? Children who suffer from diarrhea can dehydrate much faster than adults.
The dosing instructions for each age are given in detail in another paragraph above.
You should look for responsible professional help with your diarrhea if
If you have diarrhea, you should drink plenty of fluids. It may also be helpful to get an oral rehydration solution.
Oral rehydration replaces lost fluids and salts and helps to prevent dehydration.
Make small changes to help with diarrhea. Long-standing repeated diarrhea may be an indication of an existing medical condition, so you should consult your doctor.
Certainly, however, a good exercise program and a careful diet can relieve you of many similar troubles.
The Imodium (Loperamide) that we are talking about is what we use to control acute diarrhea (it is the phenomenon that occurs suddenly and does not last more than two weeks) and travel diarrhea.
You do not need a prescription and you can get it from the Internet without any problems.
For Chronic Diarrhea – I felt better just 3 hours after I took 2 tablets. I still have a slight problem but I will take one tablet more twice a day and expect to feel much better.
For Chronic Diarrhea – I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and additionally suffer from lactose intolerance and struggle with this condition for about 5 years now, while for three years I was not able to enjoy a meal because I just finished eating in the toilet.
When I started taking Imodium two years ago, I can enjoy my meals and the best thing is that it does not cause stomach problems.
I feel perfectly normal and I go to the toilet at normal times.
I can say it completely without fear, Imodium really helped me and especially during the morning when I had to leave for my job at 5 o’clock at dawn.
There were days I did not have pills and I did not stop visiting the toilet.
I really love Imodium!
For Acute Diarrhea – I informed my pharmacist about my case and told me that I can take Imodium without any problem. I suffered from acute diarrhea and my stools looked as if they had blood. I was really afraid of the spectacle. I followed the instructions given faithfully and after 2 doses I felt really good. I could even sleep for a while without a problem.
The symptoms actually disappeared after 2 doses.
I thank the drug and the one who recommended it to me.
I did not show any side effects.
For Chronic Diarrhea – This is the only product that really worked for me. I just want to ask you to taste a bit better. Thanks.
For Chronic Diarrhea – It works instantly.
For Traveler’s Diarrhea – I suffered from diarrhea for about three months after my trip. I started to really worry and before I visited my doctor I took a dose (2 pills) Imodium. My life returned to its normal after 2 days and I have not had any problems since then.
I can not believe it. One dose solved the problem I suffered for three months.
For Diarrhea – I have been suffering from diarrhea since I was 12 or 13 years old. I am taking and testing infinite medications and I am in a state I can not eat. This particular medicine really did miracles to me right away.
I’m 67 years old now. I only use it in cases where diarrhea persists for more than 2 days.
Imodium (Loperamide) is a medicine used to cure and relieve cases of acute, chronic or diarrheal diarrhea.
Symptoms are usually treated over a period of about two days.
As mentioned in a previous paragraph if the diarrhea continues for a much longer period than about two days, you immediately stop taking it and seek advice from your personal doctor.
I think we knew this medicine well enough.
And I would like to emphasize that the case he heals or controls is considered by many to be insignificant and that is the reason for the indifference manifested many times.
However, its consequences, which are not limited to severe dehydration, can be fatal if we do not quickly protect our symptoms and if they persist, they should immediately lead us to our personal physician and seek professional counseling.
Another important point to be highlighted is that the dosage recommended in each case should be strictly followed. It is what we always repeat. Do not experiment and do not waste time in the future for some stupid thoughts that lead you to improvisations, sometimes even fatal.
In addition to almost zero side effects, I think everyone can fearlessly use it after being informed about another important detail.
The issue of interactions. Get information from the product information list on which drugs this medicine interacts and when serious consequences are combined.
If in doubt, please consult your doctor again.