Review: taking Imodium and Megace es together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Imodium and Megace es together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Imodium and Megace es. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 382 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Imodium

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 9,946 users)

Megace Es

Megace es has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased. (latest outcomes from Megace es 268 users)

On Jul, 28, 2016

382 people who take Imodium, Megace Es are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Imodium and Megace es drug interactions.

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • left ventricular dysfunction
  • myopathy
  • hepatic failure
  • thrombocytopenia
  • death
  • renal failure acute
  • dehydration
  • anaemia
  • hypotension
  • hypothyroidism
1 - 6 months:
  • left ventricular dysfunction
  • myopathy
  • death
  • hepatic failure
  • blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • c-reactive protein increased
  • excoriation
  • fall
  • fatigue
6 - 12 months:
  • anxiety disorder
  • aphthous stomatitis
  • bone disorder
  • dental caries
  • diarrhoea
  • disease progression
  • dizziness
  • erythema
  • fatigue
  • fluid retention
1 - 2 years:
  • vomiting
  • weight abnormal
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenal ulcer haemorrhage
  • haematemesis
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • nausea
2 - 5 years:
  • disease progression
  • non-small cell lung cancer
  • respiratory failure
5 - 10 years:
  • arrhythmia
not specified:
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • pyrexia
  • pneumonia
  • renal failure acute
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • hypotension

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • diarrhoea
  • dehydration
  • thrombocytopenia
  • hypotension
  • pancytopenia
  • dyspnoea
  • febrile neutropenia
  • renal failure acute
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • asthenia
male:
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • pneumonia
  • pyrexia
  • left ventricular dysfunction
  • renal failure acute
  • myopathy
  • nausea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • diarrhoea
  • fatigue
  • anaemia
  • asthenia
  • convulsion
  • decubitus ulcer
  • dehydration
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • headache
  • malnutrition
30-39:
  • lactic acidosis
  • pyrexia
  • blood carbon dioxide decreased
  • atelectasis
  • blood creatinine increased
  • cachexia
  • chest tightness
  • dehydration
  • loin pain
  • nausea
40-49:
  • left ventricular dysfunction
  • myopathy
  • hepatic failure
  • bone disorder
  • dyspnoea
  • hypertension
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • pyrexia
  • pain
  • anaemia
50-59:
  • dehydration
  • nausea
  • abdominal distension
  • abdominal pain lower
  • fatigue
  • vertigo
  • hypotension
  • lymphadenopathy
  • pyrexia
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
60+:
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • pneumonia
  • renal failure acute
  • pyrexia
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • hypotension
  • thrombocytopenia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) is often used to treat diarrhea. Megace es (megestrol acetate) is often used to treat appetite - decreased. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.

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