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User Reviews for Loperamide to treat Diarrhea

Also known as: Imodium, Imodium A-D, Anti-Diarrheal, Diamode, Up and Up Anti-Diarrheal Solution, Kaopectate II, Neo-Diaral, Diar-Aid A-D Anti-Diarrheal

Loperamide has an average rating of 8.1 out of 10 from a total of 32 ratings for the treatment of Diarrhea. 78% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 19% reported a negative effect.

Loperamide Rating Summary

8.1/10 average rating

32 ratings from 32 user reviews.

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Reviews for Loperamide

Jade · Taken for less than 1 month September 6, 2019

Imodium (loperamide): “I have really bad anxiety and it comes with diarrhea everytime!!! So as soon as I heard of this I immediately went to the store and bought it!! It works miracles and now a little less anxious about having an accident in public.”

10 / 10
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pees July 19, 2014

Imodium (loperamide): “I get diarrhea all the time since I was 12 or 13. I take a lot of meds, and a lot of food I can no longer eat. This medicine works right away for me. I am now 67 yrs old. I only use it if the diarrhea lasts for more than two days.”

10 / 10
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Dez February 23, 2020

Imodium A-D (loperamide): “If Imodium doesn’t work for you then you might have Bile Acid Diarrhea BAM So you need Cholestrymine. It’s horrible first month makes thing worse then bam your all good. As far as Imodium you have to take two and then after the next poop take another one and this will completely stop you up.”

9 / 10
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diymel · Taken for 10 years or more June 14, 2016

Imodium A-D (loperamide): “I have had IBS-D most of my life. Until Imodium came along, I had to stay home... I use the Imodium Multi-Symptom more often than the Imodium AD for one specific reason - the ease of accessing the pill. The packaging for the AD is absolutely, beyond a doubt one of the dumbest every conceived! Definitely not something you can have handy in your purse or wallet. You'd never be able to get to it in an emergency. You have to use scissors to cut the tiny pill out! But, with the Imodium Multi-Symptom, you simply bend the corner at the perforation, pull the paper back and access the pill. It is a larger pill so for people who have difficult swallowing, you may want to buy a small bottle of Imodium - no individual packages to mess with.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous December 23, 2015

Imodium (loperamide): “I had a torn hole in colon from this which needed surgery to repair. Over two months to recover. expensive. very dangerious. This should not be over counter purchase it should be only by doctor orders.”

1 / 10
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ks1313 · Taken for less than 1 month February 12, 2019

Imodium (loperamide): “Made my symptoms much worse. Every time I took it I'd get diarrhea immediately after. Sometimes it would clear up afterwards, sometimes it wouldn't. I took it before bed and it gave me loose stool in my sleep (after I had already gone multiple times after taking it).”

2 / 10
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Anonymous March 25, 2009

“I was born in 1958 and have had intestinal pain since I was a child. I thought it was just part of growing up and never told anybody. As a young adult the pain became to much to handle and I started seeing all kinds of doctors. To make a long story short loperamide controls the pain I had to endure for years. Better than prescribed medicine and at a much better price. I have been taking it for a good twenty or so years now. I do not wait for the problems to start, I take one in the morning and one at bedtime everyday. If I feel an intestinal virus coming on I double it. It is very rare now for me to get that double over pain for hours. To me it's a miracle drug.”

10 / 10
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LizAnn11 November 26, 2008

“I have suffered really badly with irritable bowel syndrome for the past two years. The lady I see at the treatment centre recommended I use loperamide capsuals. I take three everyday and they are really good. I recommend these tablets to anyone who suffers with what I do. Thanks.”

10 / 10
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Bigdog April 28, 2019

“The old formula worked great. I could always count on it to stop any diarrhea by the second dose. The new formula doesn't work at all. I've tried it many times. I've even tried using more than recommended, but to no avail. It's a waste of money.”

1 / 10
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annie47 · Taken for less than 1 month August 1, 2016

Imodium A-D (loperamide): “I was tappering off of both MS Contin and Percocet and developed diarrhea. I started taking Imodiun and started itching and a rash. It did help the diarrhea but I am one of the people that had a reaction to this medication, unfortunately. I also had cramping, and sweating as well as lightheadedness.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 5, 2014

“Once in a while I eat something that brings on the trots. One pill usually does the trick. Like any other over the counter medicine, it's not something to become dependent on. Once I figure-out what food item did me in, I stop eating it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous December 20, 2011

Imotil (loperamide): “It worked great but made my eyes very dilated so much so that I could not read. I started taking it after getting my C-diff from the antibiotics from a back stimulator being placed in my mid-back. Can't say enough good about it except the eye dilatation. ”

8 / 10
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JoeyJoJoShabadoo Junior February 27, 2014

“2 days into the most painful diarrhea I've ever experienced, I got onto Gastro-stop. Within about 45 minutes my severe gut cramps had reduced to rumbles and diarrhea no more, combined with some re-hydration product I am feeling almost well again.”

10 / 10
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Mohammed · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 27, 2021

“Long story slightly short have had IBS for few years now and almost constant feeling immediately fatigued and had palpitations after meals and required immediate to move bowels so began to take these and subsequently when my stress increased due to a motorcycle accident I started mebeverine alongside these and have completely removed spice intake from my diet including dairy. The loperamide I don't like to admit has saved me from ruination and constant visits seriously within RDA its perfect and has stopped my stomach from constant grumbling (painless cramps)”

10 / 10
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magic woman · Taken for 10 years or more July 25, 2015

Imodium (loperamide): “Best over the counter that really works for chronic or IBS quickly! The generic brand is the best priced and works just as well as the name brand for me”

10 / 10
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Lasgun January 9, 2016

Imodium (loperamide): “It works instantly.”

10 / 10
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Jay626 September 7, 2009

Imodium A-D (loperamide): “Best OTC medicine available, with the least side effects (maybe a little sleepy). Great to take traveling!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 15, 2011

Imodium A-D (loperamide): “I used to get diarrhea with my panic attacks and Imodium A.D made it possible for me to still travel. It works almost instantly, it stops the got to go feeling instantaneously.”

10 / 10
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Vedawoos December 31, 2015

Anti-Diarrheal (loperamide): “Loperamide is very helpful for diarrhea within 4 (or fewer caplets). It helps with the stomach cramping too. It was also helpful for when I had the stomach flu.”

10 / 10
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Natkoll · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 11, 2014

Imodium (loperamide): “Works.”

9 / 10
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Johno July 24, 2019

Imodium (loperamide): “Took 8 tablets on day one and still have diarrhea. Still got it.”

2 / 10
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mikepharm1 June 28, 2014

Anti-Diarrheal (loperamide): “Very effective.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 18, 2010

“Wonder drug for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers. I use it as a preventative and am able to live a normal life.”

10 / 10
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FrequentBathroomers · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 10, 2014

“I take this for Irritable Bowel Syndrome control and it works very well. In most cases 2 x 2mg capsules does the job, however sometimes a further one or two are needed for more severe cases.”

10 / 10
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pepto June 13, 2016

Imodium A-D (loperamide): “The new packing is impossible to open. I cannot open the packet. Did you ever hear "if it a'int broke don't fix it"? Why did you change? I like the product now I need to find a new one.”

1 / 10
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