Loperamide vs Tramadol

Loperamide
(OTC)
Tramadol
(Rx)
Loperamide is a diarrhea medication.
Tramadol is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
5.0
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Withdrawal Symptoms
2.6
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
17,840 Discussions
244,924 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#3 for Depression
#4 for Pain Relief
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Anxiety
#7 for Headaches
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Chronic Pain
#10 for RLS
#11 for Arthritis
#12 for Nerve Pain
#13 for Migraines
#14 for Severe Pain
Tramadol is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. 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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Lop
Euphoria
6
Restlessness
3
Weight Gain
2
Drowsiness
2
Dizziness
1
Cough
1
Seizures
1
Respiratory Depression
1
Sneezing
1
Rash
1
Tra
Nausea
8
Euphoria
4
Dizziness
4
Serotonin Syndrome
3
Hallucinations
1
Tingling
1
Dry Mouth
1
Rash
1
Paranoia
1
Head Zaps
1
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Euphoria
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6
4
Restlessness
Lop
Tra
3
0
Weight Gain
Lop
Tra
2
0
Drowsiness
Lop
Tra
2
0
Dizziness
Lop
Tra
1
4
Cough
Lop
Tra
1
0
Seizures
Lop
Tra
1
0
Respiratory Depression
Lop
Tra
1
0
Sneezing
Lop
Tra
1
0
Rash
Lop
Tra
1
1
Nausea
Tra
Lop
8
0
Euphoria
Tra
Lop
4
6
Dizziness
Tra
Lop
4
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Tra
Lop
3
0
Hallucinations
Tra
Lop
1
0
Tingling
Tra
Lop
1
0
Dry Mouth
Tra
Lop
1
0
Rash
Tra
Lop
1
1
Paranoia
Tra
Lop
1
0
Head Zaps
Tra
Lop
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 Loperamide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Tramadol 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 Loperamide and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tramadol 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
Solution: 1 mg/5mL
Tablet: 2 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loperamide Hcl
Tramadol Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Loperamide and Tramadol: 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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