Could Imodium cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports


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 12,912 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA. Among them, 69 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.

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Imodium

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 17,555 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,665 Diverticulitis patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

12,912 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium.
Among them, 69 people (0.53%) have Diverticulitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Imodium cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Imodium when people have Diverticulitis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Imodium *:

  • female: 65.22 %
  • male: 34.78 %

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Imodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.62 %
  • 60+: 75.38 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (17 people, 24.64%)
  • Claritin (16 people, 23.19%)
  • Decadron (15 people, 21.74%)
  • Folic Acid (14 people, 20.29%)
  • Acyclovir (14 people, 20.29%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people, 24.64%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (14 people, 20.29%)
  • Preventive Health Care (11 people, 15.94%)
  • Pain (11 people, 15.94%)
  • Nausea (7 people, 10.14%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Diarrhea (25 people, 36.23%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (21 people, 30.43%)
  • Rectal Haemorrhage (18 people, 26.09%)
  • Depression (18 people, 26.09%)
  • Pneumonia (17 people, 24.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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