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Review: could Imodium cause Renal failure?

Summary: Renal failure could be caused by Imodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ativan, and have Diarrhoea.

We study 9,685 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 214 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Imodium

Imodium (latest outcomes from 10,160 users) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 423,349 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 9,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium. Among them, 240 people (2.49%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.06% of all the 430,607 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Renal failure in Imodium reports

Time on Imodium when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure56.00%44.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Imodium * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure51.60%48.40%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Imodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%0.00%1.92%1.44%1.92%13.94%17.31%63.46%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Imodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diarrhoea (52 people, 21.67%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 8.33%)
  3. Hypertension (18 people, 7.50%)
  4. Renal failure (17 people, 7.08%)
  5. Hiv infection (15 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (46 people, 19.17%)
  2. Aspirin (44 people, 18.33%)
  3. Lasix (44 people, 18.33%)
  4. Nexium (42 people, 17.50%)
  5. Prilosec (36 people, 15.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My father received an infusion of zometa and a three month shot of Lupron, four days later he had renal failure and was put on dialysis.

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  • Alcohol withdrawal was almost complete when the doc decided to order my first Revia pill. The reaction was almost immediately after I swallowed it. What I couldn't find a word for in the adverse outcome drop-down list was a feeling of heat or acid burn starting in my midsection then radiating out to my extremities. The nurses were nervous because my blood pressure was way up. I had to see a cardiologist the next day. I vomited so hard I could not catch my breath, so at first they thought it was anaphylactic shock. Of course they assumed it was an opioid reaction with the Revia but I know darn well I hadn't had any kind of opioid for months. The only explanation I can think of is a reaction with immodium which I take a lot of for IBS-d. Either that or some kind of idiosyncratic reaction. It was hellish.

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