Generic name: Loperamide
Brand name: Imodium
Imodium is the medication used for the treatment of sudden diarrhea. The medications slow down the frequent movement of gout and make stool less watery. It is also used to treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Imodium (Loperamide) Uses
The medication Loperamide under the brand name Imodium is used to treat acute diarrhea. It reduces the frequency of gout and make stool less watery. The medication only overcomes the symptoms not the cause. It is also used to treat inflammatory bowel disease.
The dosage based on the prescription of the doctor or pharmacist after complete examination. Loperamide also reduce the amount of discharge in the people experiencing ileostomy. The medication is taken directly through mouth mostly after every stool or in accordance to the prescription.
Imodium (Loperamide) Adverse effects
The medication generally easily tolerated, it can cause fewer side effects in some of the cases. Many of the people remain away from the side effects and some have mild to severe side effects if ignored and remain undiagnosed.
The common side effects from the medication are constipation, drowsiness, dizziness and tiredness. Some of the serious side effects may be severe constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and uncomfortable fullness of abdomen. Serious allergic reactions from the medication are rare.
Imodium (Loperamide) Warnings
The medication contain some inactive ingredients that can cause serious allergic reactions, if you are allergic to certain medication tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking the medication.
Before taking the medication tell your doctor about the medical history specifically of stomach pain and diarrhea. The medication is not recommended by the doctors with assertive previous or continuous medical condition like blood in stool, liver problem, HIV, stomach infections, high fever, other bowel disease and black stool.
The pregnant women should use the medication with the proper consultancy of the doctor or pharmacist as it can harm the unborn baby. The women who breastfeed their baby are not recommended to take the medication as this can pass to the breast milk and harm the baby.
Imodium (Loperamide) Interaction
The drug interaction affects the working of the medication and can increase the chances of getting serious side effects. Before taking Imodium tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medication for the treatment of other medical conditions that may be over the counter and non prescription medication, herbals, supplements and vitamins specially medications that cause constipation such as antispasmodics, potent narcotic pain medications, anticholinergics, antihistamines and antidepressants, antibiotics, cholestyramine and many others.