Should I take Imodium for diarrhea or let it run its course?

Should I take Imodium for diarrhea or let it run its course?

Should I take Imodium for diarrhea or let it run its course?

Although acute diarrhea generally resolves on its own, treating with IMODIUM® products relieves symptoms more quickly than letting diarrhea run its natural course. Speak to your physician if you have any questions or concerns.

What can a doctor prescribe for diarrhea?

What is the best medication for diarrhea?
Best medications for diarrhea
Imodium AD (loperamide)Over-the-counter antidiarrhealOral
Lomotil (diphenoxylate / atropine)Rx AntidiarrhealOral
Xifaxan (rifaximin)Rx Antibiotic/AntibacterialOral
Alinia (nitazoxanide)Rx AntiprotozoalsOral

Can a Dr prescribe Imodium?

Loperamide capsules are available only with your doctor's prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Capsule, Liquid Filled.

Does Imodium come in prescription form?

Imodium generic Generic loperamide is available as a prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, which contains the active drugs loperamide and simethicone, is also available as a generic drug.

When should you not take Imodium for diarrhea?

Don't take Imodium if you have blood in your stools or black stools. These symptoms likely mean there is a problem in your stomach or intestines. You should see your doctor. Never take Imodium if you have abdominal pain without diarrhea.

What is the best antibiotic for diarrhea?

Presently, azithromycin is the preferred first-line antibiotic for the treatment of acute watery diarrhea (single dose 500 mg), as well as for febrile diarrhea and dysentery (single dose 1,000 mg).

How do I stop diarrhea immediately?

Vomiting and diarrhea treatment

  1. Get plenty of rest.
  2. Avoid stress.
  3. Drink lots of clear fluids like water, broth, clear sodas, and sports drinks.
  4. Eat saltine crackers.
  5. Follow the BRAT diet, which consists of bland foods.
  6. Avoid foods that are greasy, spicy, or high in fat and sugar.
  7. Avoid dairy.
  8. Avoid caffeine.

Why should you not take IMODIUM?

Serious side effects of Imodium A-D may include a severe allergic reaction with symptoms that include: rash. difficulty breathing. skin blisters or peeling.

Does IMODIUM stop diarrhea immediately?

Take IMODIUM™ straight after your first bout – it can relieve diarrhea in just one hour so your body can start to recover sooner. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and/or taking a rehydration treatment.

When not to take Imodium?

  • You should not use Imodium A-D if you are allergic to loperamide, or if you have: stomach pain without diarrhea; diarrhea with a high fever; ulcerative colitis ; diarrhea that is caused by a bacterial infection; or stools that are bloody, black, or tarry.

When should you take Imodium?

  • Imodium should be taken before you eat, 30 to 60 minutes. Or if you are needing it regularly, then you can just take it throughout the day, up to 8 tablets, which might mean a maximum 2 in the morning, 2 at lunch, 2 at dinner hour and 2 before bed.

How much Imodium is too much?

  • Taking too much of the drug can also be dangerous. Imodium doses up to 60 mg can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking more than that can lead to overdose, which can cause serious health problems, such as: liver damage. urinary retention. paralytic ileus (stoppage of the intestine) slowed breathing. slowed heart rate.

Is it really safe to take Imodium every day?

  • Taking Imodium daily is generally considered safe for IBS sufferers. Dr Peter Whorwell, a world-renowned expert on IBS, says that Imodium is an "extraordinarily safe" drug and it is "perfectly reasonably" to take it indefinitely without causing problems.

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