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Loperamide Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Imodium, Loperamide, Imodium A-d, Loperamide Hydrochloride, Loperamide Hcl
Official FDA Reports86,137
Social Media Events262
Total Posts75,431
Avg. Review Score4.08/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Loperamide Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • American Sales Company
  • Amerisource Bergen
  • Amerisourcebergen (good Neighbor Pharmacy) 46122
  • Army And Air Force Exchange Service
  • Bjwc
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Loperamide Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Loperamide Hydrochloride

Constipation

... of the better products for controlling common diarrhea and I have been using it on and off again for many years. I generally don't suffer from diarrhea (I experience constipation far more frequently),...


Source: Imodium-A-D-Caplets-18-Caplets-review-...

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Somnolence

... package. There is very little pill to grip, so you need to remove carefully or else risk dropping the pill on the floor. As far as side effects, Imodium A-D can cause drowsiness or dizziness. When I...


Source: Imodium-A-D-Caplets-18-Caplets-review-...

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Dizziness

... There is very little pill to grip, so you need to remove carefully or else risk dropping the pill on the floor. As far as side effects, Imodium A-D can cause drowsiness or dizziness . When I have use...


Source: Imodium-A-D-Caplets-18-Caplets-review-...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Influenza

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I was struggling with a severe case of stomach flu, virus whatever you want to call it.Nothing worked until mywife gave me imodium.Took it and an hr later went to work.Awesome IDN what ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Abdominal distension, Dyspepsia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe stomach cramps and bloating because I'm now so constipated. Would rather have let the diarrhea work itself out. Do NOT recommend this drug.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Works.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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-hyd...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on February 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

helps control loose stool diarrhea following large bowel removal, originally prescribed as 3 tablets daily, I found that a half or one tabelt taken evening was of great assistance in helping form a ne...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Urticaria, Abdominal pain upper, Discomfort, Oedema

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I am allergic to sulphur. Wasn't aware of any allergy to loperamide. Took two tabs to ease diarrhea after food poisoning. Had severe allergic reaction stomach cramps, hives to face esp head and eyes a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 13, 2013 @ 12:00 am

If I eat meat, spicy foods, or dairy products, especially if it is later in the day, I sometimes get acute diarrhea at night. This is sometimes accompanied by pain that is bad enough to double me ove...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I have severe symptoms and after 4 doses, Imodium AD has NOT worked for me. Symptoms continue despite treatment with Imodium AD.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am

The ONE and ONLY time this medication didn't work occurred when I had an infection in my intestinal tract which necessitated treatment with antibiotics. Otherwise it always works.


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.