Could Imodium cause Diverticulitis - from FDA reports
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 16,924 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA. Among them, 77 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.
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Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 17,560 users)
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 14,673 Diverticulitis patients).
On Dec, 26, 2016
16,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium.
Among them, 77 people (0.45%) have Diverticulitis
Number of reports submitted per year:
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: 63.64 %
- male: 36.36 %
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: 22.22 %
- 60+: 77.78 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Myeloma (20 people, 25.97%)
- Diarrhea (15 people, 19.48%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (14 people, 18.18%)
- Preventive Health Care (11 people, 14.29%)
- Pain (11 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (17 people, 22.08%)
- Claritin (16 people, 20.78%)
- Decadron (15 people, 19.48%)
- Lasix (14 people, 18.18%)
- Fentanyl (14 people, 18.18%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Diarrhea (29 people, 37.66%)
- Stress And Anxiety (21 people, 27.27%)
- Rectal Haemorrhage (18 people, 23.38%)
- Depression (18 people, 23.38%)
- Pneumonia (17 people, 22.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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