Imodium and Withdrawal syndrome - from FDA reports
Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Imodium, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 16,924 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA. Among them, 14 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 17,562 users)
Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, back pain, muscle spasticity (latest reports from 13,481 Withdrawal syndrome patients).
On Feb, 18, 2017
16,924 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium.
Among them, 14 people (0.08%) have Withdrawal Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Imodium when people have Withdrawal Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 66.67 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Imodium *:
- female: 10 %
- male: 90 %
Age of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Imodium *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 44.44 %
- 40-49: 22.22 %
- 50-59: 11.11 %
- 60+: 22.22 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (2 people, 14.29%)
- Preventive Health Care (2 people, 14.29%)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2 people, 14.29%)
- High Blood Pressure (2 people, 14.29%)
- Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lorazepam (3 people, 21.43%)
- Tylenol (2 people, 14.29%)
- Trandate (2 people, 14.29%)
- Toprol-Xl (2 people, 14.29%)
- Magnesium Sulfate (2 people, 14.29%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Unilateral Hydronephrosis (2 people, 14.29%)
- Overdose (2 people, 14.29%)
- Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (2 people, 14.29%)
- Feeling Abnormal (2 people, 14.29%)
- Diarrhea (2 people, 14.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Imodium?
Browse all side effects of Imodiuma b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with Withdrawal syndromeWithdrawal syndrome
Could your condition cause Withdrawal syndromeWithdrawal syndrome
Can you answer these questions?
Is anyone else here a longtime opiate addict who is now abusing large doses of Loperamide / immodium to avoid withdrawals? Ive completely lost control- am taking so much im having noticeable side effects- am seeking anyone else in similar situation.
You may be interested in these reviews
ok i have been on desonate daily for almost seven years dr told me it was safe to use but due to the high cost i HAVE to quit trying to taper off but don't have much left will have to go cold turkey sooner than later all I see is all the horror stories of TSW truthfully what do I have to look ...
I was on 30 mg prevacid for bad reflux and hiatal hernia for over 10 years (I'm now 70) After I read about possible kidney and liver damage from this drug I tapered off it over a two month period, going from 30 mg to 20 to 15 to 7 1/2 and the last two days I have not taken any. Instead taken ...
After takibg modem in high doses for approximately 6 months for microscopic colitis, as recommended by my gastro Dr, I experienced significant depersonalization which was very disturbibg to me. My longtime psychiatrist who treats me for a mood disorder determined that this depersonalization ...