Review: Imodium and Megace Es
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Imodium and Megace Es. It is created by eHealthMe based on 374 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Imodium (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.
Megace es (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of megestrol acetate. It is often used in appetite - decreased.
On Dec, 5, 2013: 374 people who reported to have interactions when taking Imodium, Megace Es are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride)
- Megace Es (megestrol acetate)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Imodium, Megace Es:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||94|
|Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)||92|
|Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||60|
|Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)||51|
|Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney disfunction)||39|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||36|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Imodium, Megace Es:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)||6|
|Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (type of epithelial lung cancer)||2|
|Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)||2|
|Duodenal Ulcer (stomach ulcer)||2|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||1|
|Duodenal Ulcer Haemorrhage (bleeding duodenal ulcer)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Colorectal cancer metastatic
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Loperamide hcl
- Potassium chloride
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By trudie: I am taking prednislone for polymyalgia rhuematica and symbicourt and ventolin for copd are there any known reactions for taking these medications
(for a 72 year old woman who has Polymyalgia Rhuematica, COPD, and takes Symbicort, Prednisolone, Loperamide Hydrochloride)
since taking these 3 drugs,I am getting cramp in my fingers and also my legs, are these all side effects, sometimes I feel a little dizzy
(Number of patients like trudie: 885)
- By Gina: Have you heard of people taking large amounts of imodium to get "opiod" feeling and death due to amount taken?
(for a 21 year old man who has Death Of Child, and takes Imodium)
My 21 year old son passed away unexpectedly due to large amount of Imodium taken. As I have found out he had been taking this OTC medication to get the same feeling as pain medication(opioids). This medication showed up in his toxicology report. Can anyone help me understand how this could cause dea ...
(Number of patients like Gina: 131)
- By DouglasC : Can being hiv positive and diabetic cause false postive drug screens for amphetamines and thc?
(for a 50 year old man who has Hiv Antibody Positive, and takes Isentress, Truvada, Januvia, Glucotrol, Oxycodone, Fentanyl-25, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Ondansetron, Tylenol, Chlor-trimeton, Omeprazole Magnesium, Lonox, Imodium A-d)
I am constantly throwing positive drug tests for Marijuana and Amphetamines. My pain management doctor is the only one that has told me of this. I am wondering if my medical conditions or medications could cause false positives. I have not done either of those drugs since I was 20 and I will be 50 t ...
(Number of patients like DouglasC : 3,228)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) is often used to treat diarrhea. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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