Review: could Imodium cause Withdrawal Syndrome?


Summary

Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Imodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Magnesium Sulfate, and have Depression . We study 9,278 people who have side effects while taking Imodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 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 11,734 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 irritability, drug withdrawal syndrome, agitation, insomnia, sleep disorder (latest reports from 10,937 Withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

9,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Imodium.
Among them, 6 people (0.06%) 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: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Imodium *:

  • female: 20 %
  • male: 80 %

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: 40 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 40 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Nausea (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Hypertension (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (1 person, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Magnesium Sulfate (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Pain Med (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Keppra (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Decitabine 38.2 Mg 38.4 Mg 37.4 Mg Unk (1 person, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hydronephrosis (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Diarrhoea (2 people, 33.33%)
  • Irritability (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Intestinal Obstruction (1 person, 16.67%)
  • Dysphagia (1 person, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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