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Generic Imodium A-D

Loperamide a-d is part of the Antidiarrheals class and treats Diarrhea. Antidiarrheals are used to relieve diarrhea. They work by reducing movement and water loss in the gastrointestinal tract. Loperamide a-d is available in both brand and generic forms. Compare antidiarrheals.
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FDA Safety Alert: Imodium Misuse May Cause Heart Problems

The GoodRx Pharmacist - June 22, 2016

The FDA has issued a drug safety alert for Imodium (loperamide), a medication used to treat diarrhea.

The FDA warns that taking higher than recommended doses of Imodium can cause serious heart problems and potentially death.

What is Imodium used for?
Imodium is used to control the symptoms of diarrhea.

Why would someone take a higher than recommended dose?

The active ingredient in Imodium, loperamide, is similar to opioids like morphineSee More

Medicine Cabinet 101

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 20, 2012

To avoid the 1 AM trip to the pharmacy you need to be well stocked at home. Headaches, pain, hives, fever, or an itchy rash may be easily remedied with over-the-counter meds. Here are ten things you and your family will face, so be ready:

1. Aches and pains: Toothache, pain from ankle sprain, tension headache

What works? The over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) include ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and AleveSee More

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