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Imodium vs. Kaopectate for Diarrhea

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Imodium

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Kaopectate

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Other Names: Pepto-Bismol
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 33,260 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 2,148 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Loperamide (R-18553), a synthetic piperidine derivative, is an opioid medication used against diarrhea resulting from gastroenteritis or inflammatory bowel disease. In most countries it is available generically and under brand names such as '''Lop... Read more on Wikipedia
Kaopectate, known medically as bismuth subsalicylate, is an orally taken medication from Chattem, Inc. for the treatment of mild diarrhea. It is also sometimes used to treat indigestion, nausea and stomach ulcers. In the U.S., kaopectate is now equivalen... Read more on Wikipedia
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but I did take kaopectate). It helped SO much more than the...
...doc. He told me to drink 2 cups of gatorade after each time I went to the bathroom (I didn't drink THAT much but I did drink at least a quart a day). And he also told me to take kaopectate ...Im...
Pepto or Kaopectate and neither work that great for me....
Pepto and Kaopectate work minimally for me. Sorry ...fear of mine. I use Imodium regularly (2 tabs every ...I'll try Pepto or Kaopectate and neither work that great for me....
is probably the best. I primarily use Kaopectate,...
Imodium is probably the best. I primarily use Kaopectate, because sometimes Imodium works too well for me, ...people also use Pepto-Bismol and find it works well for them. ...in greatly easin...
had better experience with Kaopectate. I think that you...
I tied both, Imodium AD and Kaopectate. Imodium AD worked better for me. My wife had better experience with Kaopectate. I think that you must ...you dont need prescription for Imodium...
and Kaopectate. I feel so much better after hearing...
...board. THANK YOU! Dad took one imodium when diarrhea started and he feels ...will look into Lomotil, and Kaopectate. I feel so much better after hearing his voice...
Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate also work. For food, follow the...
...sorry you're feeling bad. As Casey said, you may need to take some Imodium just to get things slowed down. Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate also work. For food, ...easy to get dehydrated from const...
and the Imodium is still the best.......after lotronex that...
...stops the D like Imodium that is for sure! ...D all darn day! I have tried peptp and kaopectate and the Imodium is still the best.......after lotronex th...
have experience with Kaopectate for ibs-d? How well did it...
...question. I'd like to take a break from Imodium as it seems my ...as it used to. Would Kaopectate be a good choice ...switch to? Anyone have experience with Kaopectate for ibs-d? How well d...
I stopped taking Kaopectate altogether and take less...
...follows. Linda, I am grateful for your contribution to the BB. It's amazing that something so simple,inexpensive and most of the time,easy to obtain from any store without a prescription can be so ...
and for me because I get Diherria so bad it only worked...
I have tried kaopectate and for me because I get Diherria so bad it only worked for me for about an hour then I ...for me and quicker then Imodium. ( pesto bismol you need...
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