Imodium vs Loperamide

Imodium
(Rx)
Loperamide
(OTC)
Imodium is a diarrhea medication.
Loperamide is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
3.2
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 28, 1976
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
110,368 Discussions
17,855 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
#2 for Diarrhea
#3 for IBS
Loperamide is approved 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.
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
Lop
Euphoria
6
Restlessness
4
Weight Gain
2
Drowsiness
2
Dizziness
1
Cough
1
Seizures
1
Sneezing
1
Respiratory Depression
1
Rash
1
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Imodium
Imo
Loperamide
Lop
Weight Gain
Imo
Lop
3
2
Dizziness
Imo
Lop
2
1
Drowsiness
Imo
Lop
1
2
Shortness of Breath
Imo
Lop
1
0
Tingling
Imo
Lop
1
0
Watery Eyes
Imo
Lop
1
0
Malabsorption
Imo
Lop
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Imo
Lop
1
0
Grogginess
Imo
Lop
1
0
Blood Clots
Imo
Lop
1
0
Euphoria
Lop
Imo
6
0
Restlessness
Lop
Imo
4
0
Weight Gain
Lop
Imo
2
3
Drowsiness
Lop
Imo
2
1
Dizziness
Lop
Imo
1
2
Cough
Lop
Imo
1
0
Seizures
Lop
Imo
1
0
Sneezing
Lop
Imo
1
0
Respiratory Depression
Lop
Imo
1
0
Rash
Lop
Imo
1
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.
B Category B
Before taking Loperamide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Imodium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Loperamide and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Liquid: 1 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/7.5 mL
Capsule: 2 mg
Tablet: 2 mg
Liquid: 1 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/7.5 mL
Capsule: 2 mg
Solution: 1 mg/5mL
Tablet: 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loperamide Hcl
Loperamide Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Imodium and Loperamide: 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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