Review: could Imodium cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?
Summary: Renal failure 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 Ativan, and have Diarrhea.
We study 9,696 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 has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from 10,175 Imodium users)
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain. (latest reports from 72,154 Renal failure patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 9,695 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium. Among them, 240 people (2.48%) have Renal Failure.
Time on Imodium when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||56.00%||44.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Imodium * :
|Renal failure||51.60%||48.40% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Imodium * :
|Renal failure||0.00%||0.00%||1.92%||1.44%||1.92%||13.94%||17.31%||63.46% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Imodium ** :
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diarrhoea (52 people, 21.67%)
- Multiple myeloma (20 people, 8.33%)
- Hypertension (18 people, 7.50%)
- Renal failure (17 people, 7.08%)
- Hiv infection (15 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (46 people, 19.17%)
- Aspirin (44 people, 18.33%)
- Lasix (44 people, 18.33%)
- Nexium (42 people, 17.50%)
- Prilosec (36 people, 15.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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