Imodium vs Kaopectate

Imodium
(Rx)
Kaopectate
(OTC)
Imodium is a diarrhea medication.
Kaopectate is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
3.0
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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December 28, 1976
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
110,285 Discussions
2,631 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Imodium is prescribed for Diarrhea and IBS and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diarrhea
#2 for Constipation
#3 for Nausea
#5 for Stomach Pain
Kaopectate is approved for Diarrhea and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Imo
Weight Gain
3
Dizziness
2
Drowsiness
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Tingling
1
Watery Eyes
1
Malabsorption
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Grogginess
1
Blood Clots
1
Kao
Fever
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Burning
3
Cancer
3
Addiction
3
Runny Nose
3
Black Stools
2
Cough
2
Diabetes
2
Depression
2
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Imodium
Imo
Kaopectate
Kao
Weight Gain
Imo
Kao
3
0
Dizziness
Imo
Kao
2
0
Drowsiness
Imo
Kao
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Imo
Kao
1
0
Tingling
Imo
Kao
1
0
Watery Eyes
Imo
Kao
1
0
Malabsorption
Imo
Kao
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Imo
Kao
1
0
Grogginess
Imo
Kao
1
0
Blood Clots
Imo
Kao
1
0
Fever
Kao
Imo
6
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Kao
Imo
5
0
Burning
Kao
Imo
3
0
Cancer
Kao
Imo
3
0
Addiction
Kao
Imo
3
0
Runny Nose
Kao
Imo
3
0
Black Stools
Kao
Imo
2
0
Cough
Kao
Imo
2
0
Diabetes
Kao
Imo
2
0
Depression
Kao
Imo
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Imodium during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Imodium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Kaopectate and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Liquid: 1 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/7.5 mL
Capsule: 2 mg
Tablet: 2 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loperamide Hcl
Bismuth Subsalicylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Imodium and Kaopectate: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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