I have costant diheria,the only thing that helps is taking Imodium daily,is this safe to do this?
Is it o.k. To take Imodium for long periods of time?
Question posted by Joancallaghan on 17 Sep 2016
Last updated on 19 September 2016
Stephen is right.
Why do you need to take it long term?
Something has got to be wrong! Wouldn't you rather find the cause and fix it? Taking it long term is like putting a band-aid over a wound.
Hi Joan, no it isn't. It's main ingredient Loperamide (?) is derived from a type a type of poppy that produces Thebaine (an opiate). It is not only essentially habit forming but will require ever increasing amounts for the same benefit; after an extended period of time when you cease to use it you will have epic diarrhea for up to 7 days as well as minor opiate withdrawal symptoms.
PS. if you are working, a urine analisys will show a false positive for buprenorphine or positive for opiates.
Time to see a doctor about a safe long term option.
- Imodium uses and safety info
- Imodium information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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