Active Ingredient(s):Loperamide FDA Approved: * December 28, 1976 Pharm Company: *MCNEIL CONS SPECLT Category:Gastrointestinal
Loperamide, sold under the brand name Imodium, among others, is a medication used to decrease the frequency of diarrhea. It is often used for this purpose in inflammatory bowel disease and short bowel syndrome. It is not recommended for those with blood in the stool, mucus in the stool, or fevers. The medication is taken by mouth.
Common side effects include abdominal pain, constipation, sleepiness,...
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