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Imodium vs. Pepto-Bismol for Diarrhea

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Imodium

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Pepto-Bismol

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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 33,284 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 44,627 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
Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ... Read more on Wikipedia
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1,309 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
maximum dose of Pepto Bismol to your Imodium. That is what...
Add the maximum dose of Pepto Bismol to your Imodium. That is what the docs ...working for her. For some, Pepto Bismol is an effective solution. Don't take it...
the low dose of Imodium or try switching to Pepto Bismol
...I take 1/2 a generic Imodium twice a day. Two years ...I had no success with Pepto Bismol and was put on Entocort. ...the low dose of Imodium or try switching to Pepto Bismol...
Imodium isn't working so well, I'll go to Pepto. My doctor...
...vengeance. Sometimes when Imodium isn't working so well, I'll go to Pepto. My doctor said ...time fighting. The Bismuth in Pepto is better for this type of thing than Imodium. You might wan...
Bismol. I switched from Imodium to Pepto Bismal 8 days...
...I might be reacting to Pepto Bismol. I switched from Imodium to Pepto Bismal 8 days ago (8 ...morning I took one Imodium and at 2:00 another ...D then. I ended up going on Entocort several ...
which helped initially. I recently switched to Pepto Bismol...
...Pepto Bismal with ...and went on Budesonide. This time when things started to deteriorate I was taking small doses of Imodium which helped initially. I recently switched to Pepto Bismol and ha...
imodium and the health center told me to switch to pepto...
...was taking imodium and the health center told me to switch to pepto. I didnt know that pepto actually had bismoth...
stopped. I took pepto and then went to imodium but no...
...39 and have had constant diarrhea for about 7 months. It happens after I eat and my diet hasnt changed. It came on and hasnt really stopped. I took pepto and then went to imodium but no change. I...
that's why it's doing this. I'm going to grab the pepto...
...just took a 1/2 Imodium because I finally had ...a little loose. I am taking Carafate right now which causes major C. So, maybe that's why it's doing this. I'm going to grab the pepto and...
had me switch from Pepto Bismol to Imodium and took 8...
...terrible D problems. GI doctor had me switch from Pepto Bismol to Imodium and took 8 of them ...half hour. I purchased 400 generic Imodium there for $5.39 and took...
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, ...Some people also use Pepto-Bismol and find it works well for them. ...in greatly ...
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