Imodium vs Paregoric

Imodium
(Rx)
Paregoric
(Rx)
Imodium is a diarrhea medication.
Paregoric is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.3
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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December 28, 1976
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
110,558 Discussions
1,092 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
Paregoric is prescribed for Diarrhea and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Imo
Weight Gain
2
Dizziness
1
Drowsiness
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Tingling
1
Watery Eyes
1
Malabsorption
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Grogginess
1
Blood Clots
1
Par
Cough
9
Stomach Problems
2
Cancer
2
Depression
2
Bipolar Disorder
1
Fever
1
Incontinence
1
Numbness
1
Seizures
1
Tooth Pain
1
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Imodium
Imo
Paregoric
Par
Weight Gain
Imo
Par
2
0
Dizziness
Imo
Par
1
0
Drowsiness
Imo
Par
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Imo
Par
1
0
Tingling
Imo
Par
1
0
Watery Eyes
Imo
Par
1
0
Malabsorption
Imo
Par
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Imo
Par
1
0
Grogginess
Imo
Par
1
0
Blood Clots
Imo
Par
1
0
Cough
Par
Imo
9
0
Stomach Problems
Par
Imo
2
0
Cancer
Par
Imo
2
0
Depression
Par
Imo
2
0
Bipolar Disorder
Par
Imo
1
0
Fever
Par
Imo
1
0
Incontinence
Par
Imo
1
0
Numbness
Par
Imo
1
0
Seizures
Par
Imo
1
0
Tooth Pain
Par
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.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Imodium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Paregoric 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
Liquid: 2 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loperamide Hcl
Paregoric
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Imodium and Paregoric: 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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