I have costant diheria,the only thing that helps is taking Imodium daily,is this safe to do this?
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.
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