Imodium really works?
does imodium (anit-diarrheal) really work as fast and efficient as it says it does?
Asked by Kenyetta Crome 4 months ago.
navyboy - Imodium (Loperamide) comes in 3 different forms (capsules, caplets, and capsules), each of a little different time of onset and strength. It reduces the speed of food passage or transit time. Studies suggest that imodium may increase the tone of the anal sphincter, reducing incontinence and urgency. Due to its high affinity for the gut wall and its high first-pass metabolism, loperamide hardly reaches the systemic circulation. In man, as a constipating agent, loperamide on a mg to mg weight basis is about 25 times more potent than codeine phosphate. The onset of action, as determined in clinical studies with volunteers, indicated that clinical improvement occurs within 1-3 hours following drug administration (4 mg dose). The duration of action was determined from the interval between the time treatment was stopped due to constipation and the time bowel motion and stool consistency were again normal. In normal test subjects, a single 4 mg dose of Ioperamide significantly increased the median time of defecation from 23 hours to 41 hours. Answered by Martina Whetstone 4 months ago.
Imodium Action Answered by Amy Manzione 4 months ago.
Pretty much, the best on the market Answered by Denisha Basham 4 months ago.
sure does! especially the ones hat melt on your tongue. Answered by Assunta Lefevers 4 months ago.
Does Imodium really work?
What exactly is Imodium? Does It have any side effects? Does it work really good?
Asked by Stepanie Gabrial 4 months ago.
Imodium is for Diarrhea. Yes, it works...side effects are: No COMMON side effects have been reported with Imodium. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Imodium: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); constipation; decreased urination; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; stomach bloating, swelling, or pain. Answered by Ilene Inocente 4 months ago.
cheese8 - The Answer is YES, Imodium really works; it works well. Imodium is the commercial trade name for the chemical Loperamide. It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth. It usually is taken immediately after each loose bowel movement; it is sometimes taken on a schedule (one or more times a day) for chronic diarrhea. It is a medication that is effective in reducing the symptoms of diarrhea. No prescription is necessary. Imodium is usually well-tolerated and side effects are rare. Since Imodium does not have the ability to cross the blood/brain barrier, Imodium does not act on the central nervous system; therefore, there is no risk for addiction and side effects are generally found only in the area of digestive functioning (abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting or nausea, Answered by Coleman Palagi 4 months ago.
Can you give a dog Imodium for diarrhea?
i am going to try to chicken and rice- how much chicken and how much rice?
Asked by Alfonzo Arocha 4 months ago.
Imodium is one of the drugs on the list that you can not safely give to a dog that is carrying the MDR1 gene. It's a recently discovered gene that some breeds carry that makes them highly susceptible to serious side effects of certain drugs. I know shelties and collies are on it because those are my breeds, but I don't have the list handy right now. I don't have the list of dogs that are known to carry the gene (most herding dogs are on it) I would not take a chance. You can find the list by doing a google search, but why not try something else? You're better off using hamburger and rice, equal amounts steamed together. Chicken is a little too fatty to give with a dog that has diarrhea. If it doesn't clear up in at least 3 days, I'd go see the vet. It could be Giardia, common with all dogs, but needs an antibiotic to get over it. Answered by Luther Spinn 4 months ago.
There is a product you can purchase at pet stores that will do for your pet what immodium can do for you. I would NOT recommend giving Imodium to your dog without consulting your vet. I am in the USA and tomorrow being a holiday, your vet will likely not be available until Tuesday. Make your dog chicken & rice to eat and if you feel you MUST give her something, buy the pet diarrhea medicine. Answered by Quentin Lopresto 4 months ago.
No. You need to feed her boiled rice with boiled chicken breast for 24-48 hours then add a little of her regular dog food in with the rice then gradually pahse outthe rice till shes back on her normal food again Answered by Tomeka Cowser 4 months ago.
I would not give him anything, let his eat some chicken and rice and it if is not better tomorrow call the vet. Make sure he is drinking enough water, if not call the vet today. Answered by Kemberly Deschamp 4 months ago.
Call your vet. Mine calculated a dosage amount for Pepto-Bismol. You must be careful to not overdose. Answered by Mallie Kellum 4 months ago.
Yes you can but never ever give your dog anything with out checking with your vet Answered by Rosie Liapis 4 months ago.
Testicule pain from imodium?
Friday night I took 2 Imodiums and went out to drink thinking nothing of the 2 being mixed. (I see its was stupid now). When I got home that night I had very bad abdominal pains and one of my testicules on the same side as the ab pain has been hurting. It hurts when I touch it , when I lay down , and when I sit...
Asked by Providencia Krofta 4 months ago.
Friday night I took 2 Imodiums and went out to drink thinking nothing of the 2 being mixed. (I see its was stupid now). When I got home that night I had very bad abdominal pains and one of my testicules on the same side as the ab pain has been hurting. It hurts when I touch it , when I lay down , and when I sit certain ways. Is this from the Imodium and will it go away? I leave for a trip tomorrow morning and there is no way I can not go. I will have to deal with it but was wondering if it will go away with time or have i screwed something up in my insides? Please help. Answered by Shawnee Ikard 4 months ago.
Dude - i take Imodium every time I go out drinking - helps curb the "morning after" runs. But it has never made my balls hurt. I mean, you were out drinking, yes? Did you maybe get drunk and then hit in the balls? Possibly you walked into something or hit yourself in the balls? Do you have total recall of the entire night? With testicles, confounding variables are always a problem. Seriously though - I wouldn't worry. The booze and Imodium were in your GI tract, not your gonads. Are you constipated? Imodium can do that, and constipation most definitely = abdominal pain, and stomach pain can make you 'feel' like you got kicked in the balls. Answered by Sheryl Mihal 4 months ago.
Can I take Imodium to stay regular?
I was wondering if I could take it to stay regular. I have chronic diarrhea and am not lactose intolerant, nor do I have Crohn's or IBS (I was blood tested for both last month). I still continued to have diarrhea on a regular basis, but mostly in the mornings. So I was wondering if anybody knew if it were...
Asked by Youlanda Tondreau 4 months ago.
I was wondering if I could take it to stay regular. I have chronic diarrhea and am not lactose intolerant, nor do I have Crohn's or IBS (I was blood tested for both last month). I still continued to have diarrhea on a regular basis, but mostly in the mornings. So I was wondering if anybody knew if it were okay to take Imodium on a regular basis to help me stay regular? I have no health insurance so I really don't have a family internist. Thanks for any help!! Answered by Jed Bohlke 4 months ago.
Imodium is an effective medicine for controlling diarrhea, but it does not treat the underlying cause or causes of what's causing your diarrhea. Imodium is not intended to be a maintenance medication for a condition such as the one you're suffering from, though it can relieve you of the discomforts of diarrhea anytime. I advise you to see a physician to find out the root cause/causes of your malady. I was formerly connected with the company selling Imodium. Answered by Angela Stanchfield 4 months ago.
No, don't do that. you need to see a gastroenterologist asap. chronic diarrhea can be caused by a malabsorption syndrome, pancreatic disoder or cystic fibrosis. If you were blood tested last month, what did they do? Crohn's is usually determined by a colonoscopy. Go to your local city/county hospital, talk w social worker, and get an appointment. Chronic diarrhea has other causes than above, malnutrition, calcium, potassium sodium, glucose imbalances. You know it's not normal, it might be something serious or not at all, you are playing w your life though. BRATT diet is more for diarrhea, bananas, rice, apple(sauce) , tea/toast, Answered by Cristine Sandrowicz 4 months ago.
i dont reccomend that you take any medications for prolonged periods without first consulting your doctor...iimmodium treats the symptoms not the cause. if your having problems try seeing a naturopath if conventional medicine has not helped you..if it were me suffering from a similar condition i would be looking for something full of fibre like metamucil to help me stay regular..afterall that is why they developed such a product..but your local naturopath will be able to help you..make sure you go to one who is reputable and someone who will ask lots of questions and really listen. Answered by Fae Feleppa 4 months ago.
Imodium for Anxiety and IBS?
I have recently been diagnosed with IBS and been very nervous to go to college, etc. Get a very sick feeling in my stomach and can feel like i need to go to the toilet.I'm wondering, would imodium, help for this, or would it just clog me up. The thing is, I don't have diarrhea which is what makes me...
Asked by Emmie Pat 4 months ago.
I have recently been diagnosed with IBS and been very nervous to go to college, etc. Get a very sick feeling in my stomach and can feel like i need to go to the toilet. I'm wondering, would imodium, help for this, or would it just clog me up. The thing is, I don't have diarrhea which is what makes me think it's normal nerves? I'm even nervous to drive home once I've driven there in case something happens, and then that makes me feel sick, need the toilet and so on. Vicious circle at the moment and I'm hating it. Thing's i'd normal go and do without a thought I now think about over and over, thinking of every possibility... Thanks. Answered by Niki Powanda 4 months ago.
I would not take the Imodium unless you actually were running to the bathroom. All medications have side effects. And there is always that worry that a person "gets used to" taking something, and it is no longer effective. and yes, it could clog you up, very seriously so. A trip to the emergency room seriously so. Do you have a lot of gas? Perhaps that is part of the sick feeling you get. Try something for gas, read the labels at the store and get one that says it is just for gas. Simethicone might be the ingredient you are looking for. first thing to do is to start finding ways to control your nerves. Everyone is nervous/apprehensive about new situations, but some people just take things to extremes. You might check out relaxation techniques on line. You also need to make sure you get a good sleep at night. And of course, during bad times, watch what you eat. Eating spicy foods while you are already running is not good. Rivers had a job awhile back that caused her grievous stomach problems. Running a lot. The prescription medication made the diarrhea slow down, but Rivers got sleepy taking it. So, Rivers took yogurt. Once in the morning, once in the afternoon. It worked. It took awhile, but it worked. I was able to drop the second serving, and just eat it in the am. I treated it like medication, and never missed the morning"dose". I bought the cheap stuff, Walmart brand or Aldi version. Just as long as it has live cultures. You do not need the fancy kind of yogurt that they subtly advertise for "irregularity." And no, you do not have to be constipated to take it. 40- 90 cents a day, as opposed to the potential of embarrassing yourself out in public. Take the yogurt. There are medications on the market that you can take that also replace the natural flora of your intestines. home.caregroup.org/clinical/altmed/inte... I found out that the yogurt actually calmed down my acid reflux. Now, any time I feel a flare up coming on, I go get my yogurt and take a dose. And it also helps when I eat something stupid[but delicious] like spicy Mexican food. I actually felt the difference in my stomach. It was not tearing around as much, no burning down low, either. I felt better. You need to watch your diet carefully. It needs to be balanced. You need to watch those foods that are known to cause loose stools and avoid them, like spicy vegetables like peppers and radishes, like foods with pepper in them, like very greasy foods like pepperoni. . And you need to eat foods that are known to stop things up. Like bananas, milk products, cheese. And for your own piece of mind, take a "kit" in the car with you. A clean up kit. You want some large baggies, a large garbage can liner, several washcloths, a tube of hemorrhoid salve, a change of clothes, clean undies, slacks and socks, even some adult diapers. That way, you can clean yourself up if something bad happens in the car, and you won't have to go back home. You will be able to bag up your smelly clothes, too. And yes, bowel syndrome is a nasty thing to have to deal with. It saps a person's confidence, and causes worry. It can cause isolation and depression, too. It is a vicious cycle. Take medication to stop the running, and you get constipated. Worry about the disease, and it gets worse. Worry caused it, too. and the motion of the car seems to make it worse, too. And yes, When Rivers quit that job, her stomach was within a couple months, better. And I have only been "in trouble" when driving like once since I quit. And that time, I made it to the bathroom, at home. Ahhh. and know that yogurt deeps for a long time in the refrigerator. Rivrs keeps some there, just in case. Answered by Vina Rattliff 4 months ago.
Ibs And Imodium Answered by Imelda Mcfarlain 4 months ago.
I think you should do as she says, and not contact her again. She obviously doesn't want to go out with you again, because she genuinely fears for her safety (sending her an email when she's asked you not to - whether you think it's threatening or not - will make her feel threatened, plus courts do not tend to issue restraining orders on a whim - she must have had some pretty strong evidence that her safety was under threat for the court to issue the order). Turning up at work armed with sweets after only knowing her for two months is BOUND to spook her, as she may have thought you were more serious about her than she was about you, and that you were trying to push her into a relationship she was not ready for. You sound almost obsessive in your pursuit of this relationship. If you're not very careful, she may have you charged with stalking her, which is far more serious. Learn to accept that this relationship is definitely over, and work on your issues before even THINKING of starting another one, as this will happen again if you don't, and you could end up lonely and bitter. By the way you're the one who should be feeling remorese, not heer. She's done nothing wrong, whereas you've tried to rush her into a relationship. She won't call you, so get over it and get a life!! Answered by Donny Kamerad 4 months ago.
Your thinking about this way too much. You giving yourself your own anxiety. My girlfriend has IBS and did the same as you, she would bring herself to tears if she had to go at school, and after i calmed her down and made her realize its all in her head, her IBS magically went away. haha Answered by Reed Dazey 4 months ago.
You could try that or you can just try non medical remedies and just calm down and take deep breathes Answered by Macie Neihoff 4 months ago.
Can I give my dog Loperamide? (Imodium)?
I know this question has been asked before but I just did some searching and saw that someone said not to give a dog loperamide if they have white feet...specifically collies. Is this true? I have a 70lb mix female. If I had to guess she has some pit in her, or boxer, and possibly shepherd. She's tan with a...
Asked by Van Pharo 4 months ago.
I know this question has been asked before but I just did some searching and saw that someone said not to give a dog loperamide if they have white feet...specifically collies. Is this true? I have a 70lb mix female. If I had to guess she has some pit in her, or boxer, and possibly shepherd. She's tan with a white stomach, but she does have a little white on the tips of her feet. Is it ok to give her 2mg of Loperamide? I believe I have given her Imodium before and it was fine but this new research makes me nervous. She has had diarrhea now for 3 days. Answered by Luz Timblin 4 months ago.
Imodium is not recommended for use in canines and white feet has nothing to do with it. Some dogs carry a gene called MDR1 which makes them very susceptible to side effects with many different kinds of medications, which is probably why you heard about collies having a problem with this drug. Shelties also are carriers of the gene and care needs to be taken when using any medication with either of these breeds. I lost a sheltie to Flagyl due to a neurological side effect. It's most commonly prescribed for a dog that has tested positive for giardia. Answered by Dalton Stires 4 months ago.
Loperamide For Dogs Answered by Sanjuanita Edelson 4 months ago.
The dose for Imodium in tablet form is generally 1 mg per 20 lbs. every eight hours. The dog dose for Imodium in liquid form is 1 ml per 1 lb. every eight hours. Imodium relieves diarrhea in dogs, but it does not resolve the cause of diarrhea. Imodium administered to a dog might cause bloat, lethargy or constipation. It is not unusual for "human" drugs to be recommended for dogs. Veterinarians often give Imodium to dogs for treatment of diarrhea. Consult your veterinarian before giving a dog any over-the-counter medication. If diarrhea persists for more than 48 hours, seek medical attention for your dog. Treatment for diarrhea includes determining the underlying cause and monitoring food and liquids Answered by Sol Latiker 4 months ago.
Sorry but 3 days of diarrhea and you haven't contacted or at least seen the vet why? Never give your dog ANYTHING without consulting your vet and that isn't us. Answered by Kristie Feery 4 months ago.
Unless you know it's cause (i.e. food change, anxiety) I would get your dog to the vet if she's had diarrhea for 3 days. You can give her Pepto (they make it in tablet form). My dog is 50 lbs. and I give him one tablet of Pepto when he needs it- works like a charm. It was actually my fiance's grandfather (a retired veterinarian) who told me this originally. Also, make sure she's getting her fluids, ice cubes are great for this. Good luck! Answered by Maryjo Thacker 4 months ago.
Call your vet and ask this. You should never give a dog human medicine with out first speaking to your vet to get proper dosage. Answered by Stacey Coverdale 4 months ago.
What is the difference between imodium and charcoal pills? Which is better for diarrhoea?
Asked by Josh Shareef 4 months ago.
Imodium helps to slow down the gut movement and thus stops purging. Charcoal pills help to absorb the toxins which may have been ingested. Imodium works faster but charcoal hits the root of the problem...thus the best is to take Imodium first and then charcoal pills an hour later. Answered by Rosalie Michioka 4 months ago.
Imodium Vs Imodium Ad Answered by Tracy Camancho 4 months ago.
Imodium works for stopping diarrhea. Charcoal works for absorbing toxins. Answered by Wanita Rekus 4 months ago.
Imodium contains a drug to stop peristalsis. Charcoal pill are used on poisoning to absorb the substance. No drug effect. Answered by Nicholle Villagran 4 months ago.
I don't know about charcoal pills, but I do know that Imodium works. Answered by Cristine Ruffalo 4 months ago.
imodium is better for diarrhoea charcole pills usually are used to absorb toxins in your stomach if you eat something chemical you shouldnt have eatten. Answered by Dorothy Neiling 4 months ago.
Immodium is definitely better for diarrhea. It helps stop the spasming of the intestines. Charcoal is usually only given in cases of poisoning of some sort. Answered by Phyllis Chinweze 4 months ago.
Pepto-bismol or imodium????
my stomach is hurting but not like i have to use the bathroom...like just wierd pain...which is better for this because im going to the movies and to eat..i have imodium but i can stop and buy some pepto.. please help!
Asked by Kimberli Leftwich 4 months ago.
Imodium is for when you have diarrhea, not a belly ache. So maybe pepto Bismol but that depends on what is causing your belly ache. Tums or Rolaids will relieve gas or heartburn. pepto is for nausea too. If you are having a bellyache, I wouldn't eat anything more risky than soup because if it ends up coming back up........ Answered by Roxanna Pestano 4 months ago.
Pepto Bismol Answered by Senaida Netherton 4 months ago.
I like the liquid pepto for those situations. Answered by Nydia Kabina 4 months ago.
Pepto since you dont have diarrhea Answered by Roy Hartke 4 months ago.
immodium is for stopping diarrhea and does nothing to alleviate gastric upset...I would suggest the pepto Answered by Aubrey Gramolini 4 months ago.
immodium is only for diarrhea. pepto bismal can help with more symptoms, such as indigestion, diarrhea, heart burn, etc Answered by Delia Belue 4 months ago.
depends which end its coming out of mate! Answered by Dina Einfeldt 4 months ago.