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Review: could Imodium cause Urinary tract infection?

Summary: Urinary tract infection could be caused by Imodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 9,649 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 278 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection 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, irritable bowel syndrome. Commonly reported side effects of Imodium include diarrhea, diarrhoea aggravated, nausea aggravated, nausea, dehydration.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 452,435 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 9,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium. Among them, 278 people (2.88%) have Urinary Tract Infection. They amount to 0.06% of all the 451,778 people who have Urinary Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Imodium reports

Time on Imodium when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%11.11%0.00%

Gender of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Imodium * :

FemaleMale
Urinary tract infection83.86%16.14%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Imodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.00%0.00%0.00%1.31%3.06%11.79%15.72%68.12%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Imodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (38 people, 13.67%)
  2. Diarrhoea (37 people, 13.31%)
  3. Nausea (35 people, 12.59%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (27 people, 9.71%)
  5. Hypertension (26 people, 9.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (85 people, 30.58%)
  2. Pepcid (62 people, 22.30%)
  3. Zofran (60 people, 21.58%)
  4. Prilosec (59 people, 21.22%)
  5. Zometa (58 people, 20.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • i only recover after a course of antibiotics for urinary tract infection. I have stopped and started a few times taking pseudoephedrine and each time i take it i get urinary tract infection after

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • 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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