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Imodium

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Loperamide

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 34,898 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 14,012 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
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
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By Sjudy2723
November 27, 2014
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Using loperamide for opiate withdrawals
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By Working Man
April 17, 2014
Working Man wrote
For Opiate Withdrawal: loperamide -or- Klonopin/other benzos.
I too take Vicodine for fractured vertabrae in neck. Down to 60 mg a day. Take Klonopin to sleep I think the more Klonopin the worse I feel in am, usually 2 to 4mg. I wish I could stop it all! ??
Wiped n AM  |  October 15, 2014
Should have shortened my first comment. Anyways, I started out with 74mg the first day (40, 20, 14) and tapered down to 8 today. I also used cimetidine (Tagamet).
loperuser  |  April 22, 2014
Loperamide has taken away most if not all of my withdrawal symptoms. A week ago I was on about 140 mg of vicodin a day.Today should be the last day I'm on loperamide. This is the second time I've used this med and I have to say it's been a "miracle drug" for me. The worst thing for me during withdrawals are restless legs. It almost gets to the point where I would consider cutting off my lower legs just to get rid of the rls. However, with loper there was absolutely no restless legs. There a
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What patients are saying about Imodium vs. Loperamide

1,457 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
is OTC. I took 2 this morning and I guess it is worki...
...you tried OTC Imodium? It works pretty well. I have some Loperamide which is OTC. I took 2 this morning and I guess it is working. It sure...
moved me on to Loperamide which is great as well. Cheers...
...ago and I was hardly off of the loo. I even had a barium enema shoved up me plus a blooming camera, thank god there was no camera-man with it LOL. But I tried the Imodium and it worked, the docs...
it was great. I took it everyday for months and it helped...
...(the drug that's Immodium) on prescription and it was great. I took it everyday for months and it helped stabilise me, not made me worse! I'm very pro-Imodium as a preventative. It helped me...
withdrawal? Does it make symptoms worse or have no effect...
...have experience with Imodium (Loperamide) during withdrawal? Does it make symptoms worse or have no effect? I'm not interested ...
to travelling or the start of the event. It used to work...
...used to take a dose of Imodium (Loperamide) a couple of hours prior to travelling or the start of the event. It used to work like a...
relieved the pain. you use loperamide (imodium) ? it works...
...my IBS was bad it was the only thing that relieved the pain. you use loperamide (imodium) ? it works wonders green for...
caplets, I used to use loperamide but then switched to the...
...Have you tried Imodium plus caplets, I used to use loperamide but then switched to the imodium, I find they work much better, they are dear...
imodium. I was prescribed imodium way back when you needed...
...imodium. I was prescribed imodium way back when you needed a prescription to get it and my insurance company would only pay for the loperamide. Thinking back I think it worked better...
here, and now I take Imodium (or Rx Loperamide) on normal...
...now I take Imodium (or Rx Loperamide) on normal days, but for the bigger events, I go back ...if needed I repeat the dose four or more hours later. I have also added Caltrate, which has helpe...
loperamide? Its the most effective first line treatment...
...imodium also called loperamide? Its the most effective first line treatment...
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