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Review: could Imodium cause Drug screen positive?

Summary: Drug screen positive could be caused by Imodium, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Levaquin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 9,685 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Drug screen positive. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug screen positive and more.

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Imodium

Imodium (latest outcomes from 10,161 users) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.

Drug screen positive

Drug screen positive (latest reports from 17,168 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 9,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium. Among them, 5 people (0.05%) have Drug Screen Positive. They amount to 0.03% of all the 17,145 people who have Drug Screen Positive on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug screen positive in Imodium reports

Time on Imodium when people have Drug screen positive * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Imodium * :

FemaleMale
Drug screen positive60.00%40.00%

Age of people who have Drug screen positive when taking Imodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug screen positive0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (1 people, 20.00%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 20.00%)
  3. Asthma (1 people, 20.00%)
  4. Cystitis interstitial (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Albuterol (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Xanax (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Duoneb (2 people, 40.00%)
  5. Serevent (1 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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