Imodium and Withdrawal syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

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.

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Imodium

Imodium has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea. (latest outcomes from Imodium 17,562 users)

Withdrawal Syndrome

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:

Could Imodium cause Withdrawal syndrome?

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.

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