Review: could Imodium cause Narcotic Abuse?


Summary

Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Imodium, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old also take medication Digoxin, and have Diarrhoea . We study 9,278 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Imodium

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 11,734 users)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with breathing - slowed or stopped, drug withdrawal syndrome, drowsiness, drug abuse and dependence, multiple drug overdose (latest reports from 20,490 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

9,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium.
Among them, 10 people (0.11%) have Narcotic Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Imodium cause Narcotic abuse?

Gender of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Imodium *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Imodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 42.86 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 28.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (3 people)
  • Euphoric Mood (1 person)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (2 people)
  • Protonix (2 people)
  • Lisinopril (2 people)
  • Furosemide (2 people)
  • Digoxin (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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