Imodium vs Pepto-Bismol for Stomach Cramps

Imodium
(Rx)
Pepto-Bismol
(OTC)
Imodium is a diarrhea medication.
Pepto-Bismol is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Stomach Cramps
3.3
Concern level
1.2
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
55,400 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 Nausea
#2 for Diarrhea
#3 for Stomach Pain
#5 for Indigestion
Pepto-Bismol is approved for Nausea, Diarrhea and Stomach Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Pep
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Weight Gain
2
Cough
2
Addiction
2
Loss of Appetite
1
Diabetes
1
Rash
1
Reye's Syndrome
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Heart Attack
1
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Imodium
Imo
Pepto-Bismol
Pep
Weight Gain
Imo
Pep
3
2
Dizziness
Imo
Pep
2
0
Drowsiness
Imo
Pep
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Imo
Pep
1
1
Tingling
Imo
Pep
1
0
Watery Eyes
Imo
Pep
1
0
Malabsorption
Imo
Pep
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Imo
Pep
1
0
Grogginess
Imo
Pep
1
0
Blood Clots
Imo
Pep
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pep
Imo
3
0
Weight Gain
Pep
Imo
2
3
Cough
Pep
Imo
2
0
Addiction
Pep
Imo
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Pep
Imo
1
0
Diabetes
Pep
Imo
1
0
Rash
Pep
Imo
1
0
Reye's Syndrome
Pep
Imo
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Pep
Imo
1
1
Heart Attack
Pep
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 Pepto-Bismol 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
Suspension: 262 mg/15 mL, 525 mg/15 mL, 524 mg/30mL
Tablet: 262 mg
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 Pepto-Bismol: 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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