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Review: could Imodium cause Diverticulitis?

Summary: Diverticulitis is found among people who take Imodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 9,693 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 69 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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Imodium

Imodium (latest outcomes from 10,171 users) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.

Trend of imodium reports

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 10,000 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.

Trend of Diverticulitis reports

On Nov, 28, 2014: 9,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium. Among them, 69 people (0.71%) have Diverticulitis.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Imodium reports

Time on Imodium when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Imodium * :

FemaleMale
Diverticulitis58.57%41.43%

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Imodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.99%2.99%25.37%68.66%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Imodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (14 people, 20.29%)
  2. Pain (12 people, 17.39%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (11 people, 15.94%)
  4. Diarrhoea (11 people, 15.94%)
  5. Prophylaxis (8 people, 11.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (17 people, 24.64%)
  2. Vancomycin (16 people, 23.19%)
  3. Multi-vitamins (15 people, 21.74%)
  4. Claritin (14 people, 20.29%)
  5. Xanax (14 people, 20.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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